1852 Lord Byron's daughter Ada died. She had assisted Charles Babbage with his "analytical engine" and is credited with inventing computer language.
1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will, which established the Nobel Prize.
1910 New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
1953 Playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age 65.
1970 Pope Paul VI was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973 Gerald R. Ford was confirmed by the Senate to become vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.
2003 President Bush secretly flew to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.