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    What happened on November 25

    • November 25, 1034 "Mel Coluim mac Cineda, King of Scots dies. Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethc and Crnn of Dunkeld, inherits the throne."

    • November 25, 1120 "The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England."

    • November 25, 1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

    • November 25, 1357 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace

    • November 25, 1491 "The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins."

    • November 25, 1542 Battle of Solway Moss. The English army defeats the Scots.

    • November 25, 1667 "A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people."

    • November 25, 1703 "The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the British Isles, reaches its peak intensity and maintains it through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale."

    • November 25, 1715 "The first English patent granted to an American, for processing corn"

    • November 25, 1758 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh)

    • November 25, 1758 "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is founded."

    • November 25, 1766 Pope Clement XIII warns On the dangers of anti-Christian writings

    • November 25, 1770 Explorer Samuel Hearne returns to Prince of Wales fort on Hudson Bay after failing to reach the Coppermine River

    • November 25, 1783 "Britain evacuates NY, their last military position in US"

    • November 25, 1805 "The opera ""Thas"" 1st American performance"

    • November 25, 1809 "Benjamin Bathurst, a British diplomat, mysteriously disappeared (or more likely murdered) in Perleberg."

    • November 25, 1826 The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.

    • November 25, 1834 "Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents"

    • November 25, 1839 "A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster."

    • November 25, 1841 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa

    • November 25, 1863 "Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee"

    • November 25, 1864 "Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails"

    • November 25, 1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

    • November 25, 1867 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.

    • November 25, 1874 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

    • November 25, 1875 Financial difficulties force the ruler of Egypt to seel his shares in the Suez Canal to England and France giving them effective control of the waterway

    • November 25, 1876 "Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River."

    • November 25, 1884 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

    • November 25, 1885 "Death of Mother Mary of the Immaculate Conception, CIC, first of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Louisiana), the second indigenous congregation of women in the Archdiocese of New Orleans."

    • November 25, 1885 The first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park

    • November 25, 1894 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis

    • November 25, 1897 Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy

    • November 25, 1905 The Danish Prins Carl arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.

    • November 25, 1912 "American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springfield, IL"

    • November 25, 1913 Panama becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • November 25, 1918 "Vojvodina, former Austro-Hungarian crownland, proclaims its secession from this state to join the Kingdom of Serbia."

    • November 25, 1920 "Gaston Chevrolet, the younger brother of famous automobile designer and racer Louis Chevrolet, was killed during a race in Beverly Hills, California"

    • November 25, 1926 "The worst, deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. November history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all."

    • November 25, 1930 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)

    • November 25, 1933 The first Soviet liquid rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)

    • November 25, 1936 "In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, thus agreeing to consult on what measures to take ""to safeguard their common interests"" in case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation."

    • November 25, 1937 Germany and Japan sign political and military treaty.

    • November 25, 1940 First flight of the deHavilland mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

    • November 25, 1940 "Patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa"

    • November 25, 1941 Finland joined the Anti-Comintern Pact.

    • November 25, 1941 HMS BARHAM sunk North of Sidi Barrani by 3 torpedoes from German U-331.

    • November 25, 1943 Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia.

    • November 25, 1944 "A German V-2 missile hit a Woolworth's department store in New Cross Road, Deptford, killing 160 midday shoppers. The V-2 was a recent innovation in German ammunition"

    • November 25, 1944 "World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers."

    • November 25, 1947 "New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion"

    • November 25, 1947 New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.

    • November 25, 1947 "Red Scare: The ""Hollywood Ten"" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios."

    • November 25, 1948 Fort Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed

    • November 25, 1950 "The ""Storm of the Century"", a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia records 57 inches of snow. 323 people die due to the storm."

    • November 25, 1950 The 2nd Batallion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry sails for the Korean War

    • November 25, 1952 Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London and eventually becomes the longest continuously-running play in history.

    • November 25, 1953 "Hungary becomes the first team outside the British Isles to beat England at home, famously winning 6-3 at Wembley Stadium."

    • November 25, 1958 French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.

    • November 25, 1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in the French Community

    • November 25, 1960 The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.

    • November 25, 1963 "JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery,"

    • November 25, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over

    • November 25, 1967 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time

    • November 25, 1969 John Lennon returns his MBE

    • November 25, 1970 "In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt."

    • November 25, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling

    • November 25, 1973 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos

    • November 25, 1973 "George Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a military coup led by Lieutenant General Phaidon Gizikis."

    • November 25, 1973 "I response to the 1973 oil crisis, President Richard M. Nixon called for a Sunday ban on the sale of gasoline to consumers."

    • November 25, 1974 "U Thant UN Secretary-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65"

    • November 25, 1975 Netherlands grants Surinam independence (National Day)

    • November 25, 1975 Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.

    • November 25, 1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

    • November 25, 1976 Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity

    • November 25, 1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins

    • November 25, 1977 "Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. was found ""guilty"" by the Military Commission No. 2 and was sentenced to death by firing squad."

    • November 25, 1977 "Richard Carlson actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65"

    • November 25, 1978 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight

    • November 25, 1980 No Ms Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard regains the WBC world welterweight boxing title in a bout against Roberto Duran.

    • November 25, 1980 Statistics Canada anounces the population of Canada has passed 24 million and that Alberta has 2.1 million

    • November 25, 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

    • November 25, 1981 "Jack Albertson actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74"

    • November 25, 1982 "The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store."

    • November 25, 1983 "Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off"

    • November 25, 1983 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli

    • November 25, 1983 "World's greatest robbery-25,000,000 of gold, Heathrow, England"

    • November 25, 1984 36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

    • November 25, 1984 "A KCR train derails between Sheung Shui and Fanling, Hong Kong."

    • November 25, 1984 "William Schroeder, becomes 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart"

    • November 25, 1986 Iran Contra Affair: US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

    • November 25, 1986 "Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal"

    • November 25, 1986 The King Fahd Causeway was officially opened in the Persian Gulf.

    • November 25, 1987 "Harold Washington 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65"

    • November 25, 1987 "Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm."

    • November 25, 1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

    • November 25, 1988 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed

    • November 25, 1988 German politician Rita Sssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.

    • November 25, 1988 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed

    • November 25, 1988 "Widespread earthquake hits NE US, Canada; no damage reported"

    • November 25, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)

    • November 25, 1990 "Bill Vukovich Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27"

    • November 25, 1990 Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election

    • November 25, 1992 "The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1, 1993."

    • November 25, 1994 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.

    • November 25, 1994 "Thanks to an ill-fated decision to acquire Columbia Pictures, electronics giant Sony Corp. floundered through the early 1990s, and the company's woes threatened to grow worse when founderAkio Morita announced his decision to step down as CEO."

    • November 25, 1996 "An Ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. Powerful windstorm affects Florida, winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers."

    • November 25, 1996 "Buoyed by booming confidence in the dollar, as well as dwindling interest rates on U.S. Treasury Bonds, the Dow charged past the magic 6.500 point for the first time in history"

    • November 25, 2000 2000 Baku earthquake took place.

    • November 25, 2002 Reported assassination attempt on Turkmen president Saparmurat Niyazov.

    • November 25, 2003 "The U.S. Court of Appeals (7thCir) issued its opinion in Assessment Technologies v. Wiredata, a copyright infringement case."

    • November 25, 2005 "Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released."

    • November 25, 2007 President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili resigned.

    • November 25, 2007 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.

    • November 25, 2009 40 years ago the Jeannie Wedding in Cocoa Beach - I Dream Of Jeannie Wedding. http://tinyurl.com/yenrx6d Slide show too!

    • November 25, 2009 A court in Pakistan charges seven suspects in connection with the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

    • November 25, 2009 "Dubai World, the state-owned real-estate and ports giant, asks for a moratorium on its 59 billion US dollars' in debt until at least May 30, 2009."

    • November 25, 2009 "Five people are killed at a rally demanding secession in Shabwa, southern Yemen."

    • November 25, 2009 "Important Islamic date - Hajj: November 25 - November 28, 2009"

    • November 25, 2009 "Irish floods: Water levels rise between Gort and Kinvara, the main Galway-Limerick road is partially impassable, water levels in Athlone reach 50cm over the highest level on record, Waterways Ireland describes water levels on the River Shannon as ""unmanageable"" and says one third of Ireland's annual rain has so far fallen during November alone."

    • November 25, 2009 Philippine police name a political ally of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as prime suspect in the Maguindanao massacre.

    • November 25, 2009 President of French Polynesia Oscar Temaru is ousted in a motion of no confidence by the Assembly of French Polynesia. The Assembly elects Gaston Tong Sang as president. Gaston returns to power just nine months after leaving office. This is the eleventh new government in five years.

    • November 25, 2009 Prosecutors in the trial of a former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav request a 40 year prison sentence.

    • November 25, 2009 South Yemen insurgency: Five Yemenis die when security forces clash with southern separatists.

    • November 25, 2009 The Philippine National Police take full control of the province of Maguindanao to prevent an escalation of violence.

    • November 25, 2009 "Two journalists kidnapped more than a year ago in Somalia, an Australian and a Canadian, are released."

    • November 25, 2010 Thanksgiving day - US - (always last Thursday of November)







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    • November 25, 1943 Visitor posting - Biff and Marian G. married this Thanksgiving Day - USA

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