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November 25 - Today in History
By Staff
Nov 25, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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1120 - English royal yacht "White Ship" leaves in storm
1120 - William, English crown prince/son of Henry I, drowns at 17
1165 - RC German emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht
1185 - Lucius III, [Ubaldo Allucingoli], Italian Pope (1181-85), dies
1185 - Umberto Crivelli replaces Lucius III as Pope Urban III
1277 - Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
1357 - Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1500 - Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1659 - Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1688 - Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
1715 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 - Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
1758 - Britain capture Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
1766 - Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
1783 - Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
1792 - Farmer's Almanac first published
1817 - First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
1834 - Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12�
1841 - 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa
1863 - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864 - Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails
1864 - Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
1867 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1867 - US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
1884 - John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
1885 - Alfonso XII, King of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
1885 - Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office
1894 - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
1897 - Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1899 - Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
1902 - Franz Leh rs opera "Wiener Fraueen," premieres in Vienna
1908 - Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yds
1911 - 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
1912 - American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
1912 - Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 - Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in White House
1920 - First Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)
1920 - WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast first football play-by-play
1922 - Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut's tomb
1922 - Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince-regent
1925 - KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1929 - Belgium government Jaspar falls
1930 - 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)
1930 - Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1933 - First Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
1935 - Resident Institution for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
1936 - Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
1937 - World's fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
1940 - Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
1940 - University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon's #98
1940 - Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
1941 - Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chili (People's Front), dies
1941 - German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
1941 - Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
1942 - National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
1943 - U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 - 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
1947 - Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey
1947 - New Zealand acedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1948 - Fort Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
1949 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
1949 - Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
1950 - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 - UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 - 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
1951 - Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 - Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1952 - Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," premieres in London
1952 - George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 - Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1953 - Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan
1953 - Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 - Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
1957 - President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1958 - Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1960 - "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 - First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Washington
1960 - CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
1961 - NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1963 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1965 - Congo milt coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
1966 - Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 - Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
1966 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
1967 - Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1968 - Upton B Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90
1969 - John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War
1969 - KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
1970 - Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
1970 - Japanese writer Yukio Mishima commits ritual suicide
1971 - "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1971 - 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
1973 - 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1973 - 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
1973 - Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
1973 - Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1974 - Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
1974 - Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
1975 - Netherlands grants Suriname independence (Natl Day)
1975 - Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1976 - OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
1976 - The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
1976 - Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove genl theory of relativity
1977 - David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
1977 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1977 - Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1979 - 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
1979 - American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
1979 - Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1979 - Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
1980 - Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1980 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 - Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
1980 - Upper-Volta milt coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
1980 - George Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85
1981 - Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74
1981 - Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
1981 - Rollie Fingers is first relief pitcher to win AL MVP
1983 - Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
1983 - Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983 - World's greatest robbery-�25,000,000 of gold, Heathrow, England
1984 - Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
1984 - William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
1985 - White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
1986 - A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
1986 - Iran-Contra affair erupts, Pres Reagan reveals secret arm deal
1986 - Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
1987 - Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
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 NE US, Canada; no damage reported
1990 - 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
1990 - Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election
1990 - NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
1990 - Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Philadelphia Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17
1991 - Bill Graham, rock promoter, dies
1993 - Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
1993 - Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
1996 - After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
1997 - US telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia
1997 - Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/Pres of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
1999 - Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube off the coast near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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