Historical Events on 25th November
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1034 - Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1165 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht
1177 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1185 - Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)
1277 - Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
1357 - Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1491 - The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1500 - Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1598 - Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
1659 - Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1667 - A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1715 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 - Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1755 - King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
1758 - Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
1766 - Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
1783 - Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
1792 - Farmer's Almanac first published
1805 - Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
1817 - First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
1826 - The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
1834 - Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
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.
1841 - 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
1847 - Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
1863 - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864 - Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
1864 - Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel 1867 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1867 - US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
1874 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
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.
1884 - John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
1894 - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
1897 - Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1899 - Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
1902 - Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
1908 - Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
17th US President Andrew Johnson 1911 - 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
1911 - 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
1912 - American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
1912 - Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 - The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
1920 - 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
1920 - WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
1922 - Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
1925 - KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1930 - 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
1930 - Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1933 - 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
1935 - International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
1936 - Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
1937 - World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
1940 - SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
1940 - U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
1940 - Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
1940 - First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
1941 - German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
1941 - Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
1941 - Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
1942 - National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
1943 - U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 - 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
1944 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1947 - New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1948 - 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
1948 - KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
Baseball Player Ted Williams 1949 - Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
1950 - "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
1950 - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 - UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 - 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
1951 - 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
1951 - Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 - Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1952 - George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 - Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1953 - "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
1953 - Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
1953 - Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 - Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
1955 - Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres
British Prime Minister Clement Attlee 1955 - Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party
1957 - US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1958 - Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1959 - "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
1960 - "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 - First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
1960 - CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
1960 - Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
1961 - NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1962 - WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1963 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
35th US President John F. Kennedy 1965 - Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
1966 - Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 - Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
1966 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
1967 - "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
1967 - Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1968 - 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
1969 - John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War
1969 - KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
1970 - Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
1970 - In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
1971 - "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1971 - 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
Musician and Beatle John Lennon 1971 - Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth
1972 - "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
1973 - 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1973 - 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
1973 - Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos
1973 - Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1974 - Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
1974 - Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
1975 - Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1975 - Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1975 - A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1976 - OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
1976 - The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
1976 - Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
1976 - NYPD officer Robert Torsney shoots unarmed youth Randolph Evans while answering response at youth's Brooklyn home
1977 - David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
1977 - Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1979 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 perfs
1979 - 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
1979 - Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1979 - Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
1979 - Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden 1980 - Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1980 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 - Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
1980 - Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
1980 - Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
1981 - Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
1981 - Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
1981 - Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"
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.
1983 - Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 1983 - Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983 - World's greatest robbery 26 million pounds worth of gold, diamonds & cash stolen from the Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
1984 - Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
1984 - William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
1985 - White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
1986 - A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
1986 - Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
1986 - Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office
1987 - Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
1987 - India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
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.
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1988 - Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
1988 - Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 - US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 - Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
1988 - German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
1988 - 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
1989 - David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
1990 - 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
1990 - Lech Walesa wins in Poland's first popular election
1990 - NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
1990 - Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
1993 - Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
1994 - Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
1995 - "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 perfs
1996 - After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
1997 - US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
2000 - 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
2000 - Earthquake in Baku.
2001 - 89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
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.
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.
2007 - 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
2008 - A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one
2009 - Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
2011 - Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
2012 - 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
2012 - 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
2012 - 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22
Singer Beyoncé Knowles 2012 - 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win
2012 - 63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points
2013 - 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2014 - US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job
2014 - Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
2014 - Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
2014 - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting
2014 - Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer
Football Star Lionel Messi 2015 - Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
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