Today is Wednesday, November 27. There are 26 days until Christmas.

On this date, in 1995, President Clinton signed a six-billion-dollar road bill that ended the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit.

In 2008, the Black Friday sales rush turned tragic in New York where a seasonal employee was trampled to death by eager shoppers at a Wal-Mart store.

In 2010, the Isley Brothers and Anita Baker were honored as "Soul Train Legends" at the 2010 Soul Train Awards.

 Today is French Toast Day, and Protect Your Packages Day.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. is 89.

Musician Paul Shaffer, from “Late Show with David Letterman,” is 69.

 

Emmy Award-winning TV personality Jon Stewart is 56.

Race car driver Chase Elliott is 23.