Cousin Joe Parsons
This Day In History
38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God (this is considered by many to be the first Thanksgiving in the Americas).
Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).
At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia (the ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged).
Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain.
The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States.
Unity, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 620 mi south of Tokyo.
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher (d. 1881)
Lillian Russell, American singer and actress (d. 1922)
Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet (d. 1926)
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, American pilot (d. 1988)
Jim Hall, American guitarist
Southside Johnny, American singer
Jeff Bridges, American actor
Tony Todd, American actor and producer
Kate Rusby, English folk singer