– 1968: Todd Beamer –
Todd Morgan Beamer was a one of the passengers who tried to stop the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He, along with other passengers, tried calling for help from his cell phone and the airplane phones.
He got a hold of GTE supervisor Lisa Jefferson, and told her that one passenger had been killed and that the passengers were planning to jump the hijackers and try and land the plane safely. His last words, according to Jefferson, were “Are you guys ready? OK, let’s roll”.
The plane ended up crashing into a field in Pennsylvania.
– 1957: Diego Rivera –
A prominent Mexican painter, Diego Rivera was born on December 8th, 1886. He is known for his paintings which helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance, and for also being the husband of Frida Kahlo.
Diego Rivera died at the age of 70 in Mexico City on November 24, 1957.
– 1932: The FBI Crime Lab officially opens –
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded in 1908. In 1932, on November 24 in Washington D.C., the Crime Lab department officially opened up.
– Thanksgiving –
Thanksgiving is an American holiday which is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November. It periodically falls on November 24th, which it does this year, 2011.
It started during the Civil War when Abe Lincoln declared a day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.
The first Thanksgiving feast lasted for 3 days, which fed 13 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The “First Thanksgiving” consisted of giving thanks to God for guiding them to the New World, and the some of the foods which were served were fish, wild birds, beans, and many others.
Football, parades, and a big dinner celebrated with family are some typical traditions of Thanksgiving. However, many families have their own traditions, which makes Thanksgiving a day to look forward to.
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