On This Day

What Happened on November 25, 1120

Historical Events

  • 'The White Ship' capsizes near the Normandy coast while crossing the English Channel transporting many nobles, including the heir to the English throne, from France to England; about 300 die, only 1 survivor

Famous Deaths

  • William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel
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About November 25, 1120

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 901 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius