Nov. 20, 1984, in The Star: Gershon Weinberg, owner of the Original Golden Rule Bar-B-Que on South Quintard, will open his restaurant on Thanksgiving day to prepare barbeque-style dinners for 100 needy people who have already obtained tickets from the Department of Pensions and Security office. Also this date: At tonight's city council meeting Anniston architect Julian Jenkins is expected to unveil a tentative design for the Anniston High School Centennial Park. This is the first step in fund-raising for the project. Major elements in the park are to include stone arches from the old high school, a pre-1932 trolley car (that's the year the cars quit running) and a fountain.
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1929 — The radio program The Rise of the Goldbergs debuted on the NBC Blue Network.
1947 — Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.
1967 — The U.S. Census Bureau's Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200 million.
1975 — After nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday.
1992 — Fire seriously damaged Windsor Castle, the favorite weekend home of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Friday's birthdays: Actress Estelle Parsons is 82. TV personality Richard Dawson is 77. Comedian Dick Smothers is 71. Vice President Joe Biden is 67. Actress Veronica Hamel is 66. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 63. Singer Joe Walsh is 62. Actor Richard Masur is 61. Actress Bo Derek is 53. Actress Sean Young is 50. Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) is 47. Actress Ming-Na is 46. Actress Sabrina Lloyd is 39. Actor Joel McHale is 38. Actress Marisa Ryan is 35. Country singer Dierks Bentley is 34. Country singer Josh Turner is 32.