2007- O-J Simpson pleads not guilty to charges of trying to hold up a pair of sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in September.
2005- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that its class of 2006 will include Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blondie, The Sex Pistols and Miles Davis.
1995 - President Clinton signs a six-billion-dollar road bill that ends the federal 55 m-p-h speed limit.
1990 - Due to a lack of evidence, charges are dropped against Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, who had been accused of hitting a neighbor with a wine bottle.
1989- Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrives in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.
1977 - Larry Bird is introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated.
1974 - John Lennon joins Elton John onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York to sing "I Saw Her Standing There," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Whatever Gets You Though the Night." Lennon's appearance pays off a bet made earlier in the year. He agreed to take part in Elton's New York concert if "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" -- which Elton sang on -- went to number-one, which it did. It turned out to be Lennon's final live performance.
1970 - Co-founder Marty Balin quits Jefferson Airplane. Four years later, the singer returns to the fold just before the San Francisco institution begins its second life -- and steadiest hit-making period -- as Jefferson Starship.
1968 - George Harrison has Thanksgiving dinner in Woodstock, New York with Bob Dylan and The Band.
1963 - President Johnson announces that Cape Canaveral will be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of the late president. (The name will be changed back to Cape Canaveral by a local vote in 1973.)
1922 - Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gives the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spells out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York.