On This Day

What Happened on November 25, 1940

Historical Events

  • First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

Sports History

Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon's #98

  • Nazi Intelligence agency Sicherheitsdienst (SD) arrests Dutch resistance fighter Bernard Ijzerdraat, founder of De Geuzen
  • SS Patria carrying illegal immigrants sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
  • Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"

Famous Birthdays

Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

  • Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Reinhard Furrer, German physicist and astronaut (STS 22), born in Worgl, Germany
1940 Highlights

About November 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius