Today is Saturday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2017 with 36 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1835; pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz in 1844; social reformer Carrie Nation in 1846; Pope John XXIII in 1881; New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio in 1914; Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1915; actor Noel Neill (Lois Lane in the Superman TV series) in 1920; actor Ricardo Montalban in 1920; actor Kathryn Crosby in 1933 (age 84); football Hall of Fame member Joe Gibbs in 1940 (age 77); singer Percy Sledge in 1941; actor Ben Stein in 1944 (age 73); actor John Larroquette in 1947 (age 70); John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1960; singer Amy Grant in 1960 (age 57); actor Billy Burke in 1966 (age 51); actor Christina Applegate in 1971 (age 46); actor Joel Kinnaman in 1979 (age 38); former first daughter Barbara Bush in 1981 (age 36); television personality and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager in 1981 (age 36); actor Katie Cassidy in 1986 (age 31).


On this date in history:

In 1783, more than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War.

In 1947, film industry executives introduced the first Hollywood blacklist banning people accused of communist sympathies from working in the film industry. The blacklist came about after 10 directors, producers and actors refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

In 1952, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opened in London. It became the world's longest-running play.

In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas three days earlier, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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In 1970, renowned Japanese writer Yukio Mishima killed himself after failing to win public support for his often extreme political beliefs.

In 1973, U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered the national highway speed limit cut from 70 mph to 55 mph to save lives and gasoline.

In 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the resignation of national security adviser John Poindexter and the firing of Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North in the aftermath of the secret, illegal Iran arms sale.

In 1987, Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, died in office of a heart attack at age 65.

In 1990, the floating Lacey V. Murrow Bridge sank during a Thanksgiving storm in Washington state. The bridge was under construction at the time and there were no injuries or deaths.

In 1992, the Czechoslovakian Parliament voted to dissolve the country at the end of the year into separate Czech and Slovak states.

In 2001, hundreds of U.S. Marines arrived in Afghanistan near the southern city of Kandahar in the first major entry of U.S. ground troops in the country.

In 2012, military officials in Beijing announced the first successful landing of a Chinese fighter jet on the deck of the Chinese-built aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

A thought for the day: "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." -- President John F. Kennedy