James Albert Jim Varney, Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor, comedian, musician, writer and voice artist, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies, giving Varney fame worldwide and for playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies. He was born in Lexington, KY
||SHIRIN EBADI Iran's first female judge, founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize|| "Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization." -Shirin Ebadi
1930: Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia on November 2, a unique demonstration of black political power in Africa. Selassie seeks to abolish slavery, promote education, and introduce other reforms.