Historical Events on 25th November

  • 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.

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1165 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht

Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Empire
Frederick Barbarossa

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1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 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.

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1500 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher 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
  • 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

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1867 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel

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1867 US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US 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
  • 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

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1949 Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 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

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1955 Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee

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1957 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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.

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1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast

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1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

35th US President John F. Kennedy
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

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1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 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

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1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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)
  • 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

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1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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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
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 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

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1981 Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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.

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1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
  • 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

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1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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.
  • 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 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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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

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2014 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2015 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic