November 29

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was approved by the General Assembly in 1947. The plan provided for an end to the British Mandate in Palestine, a withdrawal of British troops, and the establishment of boundaries between the two states and Jerusalem. Israel accepted the plan, while Arab leaders and governments in the region rejected the plan. After the adoption of the plan by the United Nations, war broke out, and in 1948 the nation of Israel was established.

 

The second annual Grammy Awards were presented in Los Angeles in 1959. Winners included:

 

 Record of the Year: Mac the Knife

Album of the Year: Come Dance With Me by Frank Sinatra

Song of the Year: The Battle of New Orleans by Jimmy Driftwood

Best New Artist of 1959: Bobby Darin

 

President Lyndon Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. The Commission produced an 889-page report that was presented to Johnson on September 24, 1964. The Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in killing Kennedy and wounding Governor John Connally of Texas. It also concluded that Jack Ruby had acted alone when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald. The chairman of the Commission was Chief Justice Earl Warren and included Hale Boggs, House member from Louisiana and Gerald Ford, Congressman from Michigan.

 

Birthdays Today

 

1918Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)

1919Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Magazine (d. 2013)

1927Vin Scully, American sportscaster

1940Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer

1957Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security

1961Kim Delaney, American actress and producer

1964Don Cheadle, American actor and producer

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.