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Born This Day: Nov. 24

1632 Baruch de Spinoza, philosopher (Amsterdam, Netherlands; died 1677)
1713 Laurence Sterne, novelist (Clonmel, Ireland; died 1768)
1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States (Orange County, VA; died 1850)
1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, children's author (England; died 1924)
1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter (Albi, France; died 1901)
1868 Scott Joplin, composer/musician (Texarkana, TX; died 1917)
1877 Alben Barkley, 35th vice president of the United States (Graves County, KY; died 1956)
1888 Dale Carnegie, inspirational lecturer/author (Maryville, MO; died 1955)
1913 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Dublin, Ireland; died 2005)
1925 William F. Buckley Jr., columnist/author (New York, NY)
1938 Oscar Robertson, basketball player (Charlotte, TN)
1940 Paul Tagliabue, commissioner of the NFL (Jersey City, NJ)


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