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November 30 is a special day!  It is the end of the very mild – thank God – hurricane season 2006. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married on this date in 1940. In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, an 8.5 lb sulfide meteorite crashed through a roof and hit Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise, in the only unequivocally known case of a human being hit by a space rock, 1954. On this date in 1979 Pink Floyd release the album The Wall. On November 30, 2004, Longtime Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700, television’s all-time biggest game show haul. Famous births on this date include German composer Carl Loewe, American gunsmith  Oliver Winchester,  author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), and Sir Wnston Churchill. Also born on this date are actors Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Richard Crenna, Robert Guillaume,  and Ben Stiller. Entertainers Dick Clark, June Pointer, Billy Idol, and  Clay Aiken were born on this day. Sportsmen Bill Walsh and Bo Jackson were born on this date, along with corrupt politician turned talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy.

To be fair and balanced, those who died on November 30 include Oscar Wilde, country crooner David Houston, Tiny Tim, and Tim “Mr. Wrestling” Woods.

In addition, this is Cities for Life Day in 300 cities around the world to declare their opposition to the death penalty. It is also National Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

And 43 years ago on this day, at Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi, John and Faye Dobbs welcomed their firstborn into the world.  Three years later, almost on the same day they welcomed my brother Gary. John Dobbs Sr. hasn’t communicated with either of his sons in over twenty years. Faye Dobbs is now Pamala Duet and I talk to her every day (almost). Now I’m a father, grandfather, uncle, preacher and world famous blogger. And I believe that God has molded me through all of life’s experiences in order to prepare me for this grand adventure. What is it? I’ve been waiting all my life to find out.

*I should thank Wikipedia for information on lesser important things that happened on my birthday. And I forgive them for not mentioning me. People are busy.

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