On This Day in History for November 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 135 of 135

  • 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
  • 1984 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
  • 1984 William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
  • 1986 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1990 Lech Wałęsa wins in Poland's first popular election

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 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
  • 1996 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
  • 1997 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia

Music releaseAlbum Release

1997 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 2000 Earthquake in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2005 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
  • 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.
  • 2008 A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one
  • 2009 Flooding in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia; powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours, killing over 150 people and sweeping thousands of cars away during Hajj
  • 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
  • 2013 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 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
  • 2015 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic

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