What Happened on November 25

Significant Events

  • 1177 Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force
  • 1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
  • 1839 Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people
  • 1867 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1983 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
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Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, including nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities by Soviet-controlled forces revealed

On November 25, 2005

Famous Weddings

  • 1795 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio
  • 1908 Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake
  • 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House
  • 1923 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California
  • 1961 Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)

Famous Divorces

  • 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage
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