November 25

The Mousetrap, an Agatha Christie murder-mystery play opened at the Ambassador Theatre in London in 1952. Its 25,000th performance occurred in 2012. The play is noted for its ending and the audience is traditionally asked not to reveal it to other after leaving the theater. When Christie wrote the play, she gave it to her grandson as a gift.

 

President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald had assassinated JFK on November 22. Initial reports said that Kennedy was going to be buried in Brookline, Massachusetts where his son Patrick was buried. Robert McNamara suggested that the president be buried in Arlington and Jackie Kennedy agreed and she suggested an eternal flame. The design for a permanent burial site was unveiled in November 1964, and opened on March 15, 1967. Approximately 50,000 visit the grave each day. Since 1963, Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Edward Kennedy were buried at the expanded burial site.

 

John Madden and Pat Summerall teamed together for the first time in 1979. They would be a team for the next 22 years. Their first  broadcast was a Vikings-Buccaneers football game and during their career they called five Super Bowls together. Summerall played the “straight man” to Madden’s exuberance. Their last appearance together was in the 1993 NFC Championship game. Summerall stopped broadcasting on a regular basis in 2002 and passed away in 2013. Madden retired in 2009 after 30 years as a broadcaster.

 

Birthdays Today

 

1881Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)

1914Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1920Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1940Joe Gibbs, American football player and coach

1960Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter and actress

1960John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher, co-founded George Magazine (d. 1999)

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.