(Friday, November 30, 2001) — Gary Ridgway, responsibile for the murders of at least 48 women since 1982 as The Green River Killer, was arrested today as he was leaving the Renton, Washington, Kenworth Truck factory where he worked.
Ridgway was initially arrested for the murders of four women whose cases were linked to him through DNA evidence.
(Thursday, November 29, 2001, 1:30 p.m. PST) — George Harrison, the Beatles’ quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock ‘n’ roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band’s timeless magic, died today of lung cancer at a Hollywood Hills mansion.
Harrison’s death at the age of 58 would not be publicly announced until the following day.
(Saturday, November 29, 1941) — Chattanooga Choo Choo by Glenn Miller, featuring vocals by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and the Modernaires, was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of nine weeks (November 29, December 6/13/27, 1941, January 3/10/17/24/31, 1942).
(Wednesday, November 29, 1961, 1:28 p.m. EST) — Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral this afternoon aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.