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NOVEMBER 28

1929 Berry Gordy, Jr. (Detroit-born African-American Founder of Mo-town Record: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Berry Gordy, Jr. African-American Business Leaders Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Performing Artists
1910 Kinuyo Tanaka (Japanese Actress; Japan's First Woman Director) Japanese Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1931 Hope Lange (Connecticut-born Actress) Connecticut Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Internet Movie Database
1949 Paul Shaffer (Canadian Popular Musician; Bandleader for David Letterman) Canadian Performing Artists American Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1950 Ed Harris (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Biography
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1895 J. Frank Duryea Wins the First Auto Race in America: Chicago to Evanston and Back Fank Duryea Automobile Racing Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1901 The University of Wisconsin Defeats the University of Chicago, 35-0, to Finish a 9-0 Undefeated Football Season University of Wisconsin University of  Chicago Football Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1925 The Grand Ole Opry Debuts in Nashville, Tennessee as "The WSM Barn Dance" Tennessee Country & Western Music Historic Firsts Grand Ole Opry History Channel
1943 Ernie Nevers Is the First Professional Football Player to Score 6 TDs in One Game Minnesota Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Historic Firsts ESPN
1951 14 Athletes Are the First Inductees into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Wisconsin Sports Figures Sports Historic Firsts Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1961 Ernie Davis Is the First African American Selected for the Heisman Trophy Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry
1965 Arlo Guthrie Is Arrested for Littering in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Inspiring His Song "Alice's Restaurant" Stockbridge, Masschusetts New York City Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters Folk Music Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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