This Day in History

Today is Friday, November 30th, the 334th day of the year.  There are 31 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1900, playwright, poet Oscar Wilde died at the age of 46.

In 1971, the television movie "Brian's Song" aired on ABC.  The story was based on the relationship between Chicago Bears' running backs Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer.

In 1979, comedian, actor Herbert "Zeppo" Marx died at the age of 78.  He was a member of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team.

In 1993, President Clinton signed the Brady Gun Control Bill.  The new law established a five-day waiting period and a background check for the purchase of a handgun.

In 1994, two passengers were killed after the cruise ship Achille Lauro caught fire off the coast of Somalia.  Nearly one-thousand passengers and crew members were forced to abandon ship.  The Achille Lauro sank two days later.

In 1996, ukulele playing novelty singer Tiny Tim died of a heart attack.  He is most famous for his song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips."

In 2007, famed motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel died of natural causes at the age of 69.  

In 2013, "Fast & Furious" franchise star Paul Walker and a friend were killed in a single car accident in Santa Clarita, California.  Walker was attending a charity event at the time of the accident. 

In 2015, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook joined forces to address global climate change.  During a meeting in Paris, Gates announced a new effort called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.  He said its goal would be to invest in technologies and innovations to address climate change and reduce the cost of energy.

In 2017,  "The Andy Griffith Show" star Jim Nabors died at the age of 87.  Nabors played Gomer Pyle on "Andy Griffith" and starred in his own TV Series "Gomer Pyle" in the 1960s

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