On This Day

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

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • 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 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • 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 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
  • 1997 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • 2000 Earthquake in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2005 Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians showing maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, including the nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities by Soviet-controlled forces.
  • 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, Saudi 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
  • 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

BeatificationPapal Visit

2015 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic

  • 2017 Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago
  • 2018 Historic north Californian Camp Fire declared 100% contained with 85 dead, 249 missing, covering 153,000 acres with 14,000 homes burnt
  • 2018 EU leaders approve an agreement for Britain to leave the EU (Brexit)
  • 2018 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran's Kermanshah province injuring at least 700
  • 2019 Priceless royal jewelry stolen from Dresden Green Vault, in Germany, from one of Europe's greatest treasure collections
  • 2019 Louis Vuitton (LVMH) buys jeweler Tiffany & Co. for over $16 billion
  • 2019 First defamation case in Australia by a sitting MP won by Sarah Hanson-Green over Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, after he made sexist slurs against her
  • 2019 Chilean performance collective Lastesis first perform feminist anthem “Un violador en tu camino” (“A Rapist in Your Path”) outside the Supreme Court in Santiago, Chile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 Dead and buried mink reported rising from the ground due to bloating, after a hurried cull of millions of COVID-19 infected animals in Denmark

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