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On this date in:

1620: Peregrine White is born on the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he is the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.

1789: New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1925: Robert F. Kennedy is born in Brookline, Mass.

1947: Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, marries Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.

1959: The United Nations issues its Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

1966: The musical play “Cabaret,” set in pre- Nazi Germany, opens on Broadway with Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies.

1969: The Nixon administration announces a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout.

A group of American Indian activists begins a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

1975: After nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain’s Generalissimo Francisco Franco dies, two weeks before his 83rd birthday.

1976: The boxing drama “Rocky,” a United Artists movie release starring Sylvester Stallone as a journeyman fighter who’s given the chance to face the heavyweight champion, premieres in New York.

1985: The first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, is officially released.

1992: Fire seriously damages Windsor Castle.

2006: After a firestorm of criticism, News Corp. says it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special “If I Did It,” in which Simpson was to speak hypothetically about how he would have committed the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman. (A federal bankruptcy judge later awarded the rights to Simpson’s book to Goldman’s family, who had it published under the title, “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.”)

Movie director Robert Altman dies in Los Angeles at age 81.

2011: Tony Stewart holds off Carl Edwards to win his third NASCAR championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Landon Donovan scores in the 72nd minute on passes from Robbie Keane and David Beckham, and the Los Angeles Galaxy’s three superstars win their first MLS Cup together with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. The Americans won the Presidents Cup as a team, 19-15, in Melbourne, Australia.

2015: A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honor the 130 victims with candles and songs.

Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, is released from prison after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel.

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1991: More than 100 people laid off at General Motors plants in Missouri and Georgia start work at the Lordstown complex, part of an expansion that could add 600 workers.

Anti-pornography activists in the Mahoning Valley say the attendance of 1,500 people at a rally at Stambaugh Auditorium sends a strong message to area politicians that they have to get off the fence in the battle against pornography. Speakers included Phil Burress of Cincinnati and former star pitcher Dave Dravecky of Boardman.

Phillip A. Smalley Jr., senior vice president for administration at Sharon Steel Corp., who ran unsuccessfully in the Nov. 5 election for a seat on the Hermitage School Board, bests eight other candidates to win approval by the board to fill the seat vacated by Robert Russo.

1976: Pastor Norman Wagner announces a two-day dedication of the Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church’s $1.3 million religious-education complex at 1812 Oak Hill.

Youngstown State University requests a $13.2 million capital improvement budget, but will receive only $2.4 million.

Three teenage boys – one 16 and two 17 – plead innocent to being delinquent by reason of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the death of East Side grocer Mustafa Abbas, 50, during a robbery at the Brothers Food Mart on Shehy Street.

1966: T. Sgt. John F. Stephenson, New Castle, Pa., is decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Tinker Air Base, Okla., for outstanding achievement during flights over Vietnam.

Joseph Spagnola Jr., a former Youngstowner, is appointed professor in the procurement and production department in the School of Systems and Logistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton.

Christ Milienu, 4, of Cambridge Avenue, receives a check for $100 and a plaque as fifth place winner in a national photography contest. The picture was taken by Strouss-Hirshberg’s photography department, one of 50,000 entries.

Thirty boys have been arrested for car theft in Mahoning County during the first 16 days of the month, most of whom drove off in cars that had their keys left in the ignition.

1941: A warning that unrestrained demonstrations jeopardize scholastic athletic activities is issued by Superintendent George Bowman after Youngstown high school students stage rallies during the afternoon and evening.

Warren City Council delays action on a motion to increase members’ own salaries from $400 to $600 per year.

Members of the South Side Merchants and Civic Association will honor Youngstown College football players and President Howard Jones at the annual football banquet at Tippecanoe Country Club.

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