In 1907, the New York Stock Exchange fell 50% from its peak the previous year and was contained only when this man intervened.

  • Andrew Mellon
  • Henry Ford
  • J.D. Rockefeller
  • J.P. Morgan

Today in History: Born on November 23

1784

Zachary Taylor, general during the Mexican War, 12th President of the United States.

1826

Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.

1849

Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.

1859

Cass Gilbert, architect.

1864

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.

1868

Scott Joplin, composer.

1886

Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review.

1888

Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.

1912

Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).

1925

William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, founder of National Review.

1946

Ted Bundy, serial killer; he confessed to 30 murders between 1974-78, but the total could be much higher.

1948

Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon; Melancholy Elephants); received Robert A. Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in 2008.

1949

Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Monica Lewinsky's confidential phone calls about Lewinsky's affair with then-President Bill Clinton.