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    This Day in History: November 28

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    Berry Gordy, Jr.
    American businessman and musician
    Jon Stewart
    American comedian, writer, and director
    Alfonso Cuarón
    Mexican director and screenwriter
    Ed Harris
    American actor
    Randy Newman
    American musician
    Berry Gordy, Jr.
    American businessman and musician

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    Queen Latifah
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    Claude Lévi-Strauss
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    Friedrich Engels
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    William Blake
    English engraver, artist, poet, and visionary William Blake, whose notable works included the poetry collections Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794), was born. Take our famous poets and poetic form quiz
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    Mary Read
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