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Born This Day: November 30

1508 Andrea Palladio, architect (Padua, Italy; died 1580)
1667 Jonathan Swift, clergyman/satirist (Dublin, Ireland; died 1745)
1817 Theodor Mommsen, historian (Garding, Germany; died 1903)
1835 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), novelist/humorist (Florida, MO; died 1910)
1874 Sir Winston Churchill, British statesman and prime minister (Oxfordshire, England; died 1965)
1924 Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (New York, NY; died 2005)
1926 Richard Crenna, actor (Los Angeles, CA; died 2003)
Andrew Victor Schally, biochemist and Nobel laureate (Vilnius, Lithuania)
1929 Dick Clark, TV personality and producer (Mount Vernon, NY)
1936 Abbie Hoffman, political activist (Worcester, MA; died 1989)
1937 Robert Guillaume, actor (St. Louis, MO)
Ridley Scott, director (Northumberland, England)
1947 David Mamet, dramatist (Chicago, IL)
1952 Mandy Patinkin, singer/actor (Chicago, IL)
1955 Billy Idol, singer (London, England)
1962 Bo Jackson, baseball and football player (Bessemer, AL)
1965 Ben Stiller, actor/director (New York, NY)
1971 Ivan Rodriguez, baseball player (Manati, Puerto Rico)

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