What Happened on November 25

Significant Events

  • 1177 Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force
  • 1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
  • 1839 Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people
  • 1867 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1905 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisment for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the "Scientific American" which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile
  • 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
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November 25 in Film & TV

  • 1947 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
  • 2013 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

November 25 in Music

  • 2013 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

November 25 in Sport

  • 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

Did You Know?

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

On November 25, 2005


Would You Believe?

American "Dan Cooper" hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again

On November 25, 1971

Famous Weddings

  • 1795 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio
  • 1908 Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake
  • 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House
  • 1923 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California
  • 1961 Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)

Famous Divorces

  • 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) files for divorce from the "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage
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