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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Three people are killed in a car bombing near the Udelnaya Metro station in Saint Petersburg, Russia. //www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jjIoAV_41wR71-rxaJvMWffuZv5g (AFP via Google News)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Thursday, November 25, 2004

The Indian political partyCongress Jananayaka Peravai merges into the Indian National Congress.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, is not invited to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference to be held in Nigeria. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3236948.stm
In a speech to lawyers in London, one of the United Kingdom's most senior Law Lords, Lord Steyn, condemns the detentions at Guantanamo Bay as a monstrous failure of justice. //news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=467290//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3238302.stm//www.hri.ca/partners/G78/bboard/creery.shtml Australia reaches a deal concerning two men detained at Guantanamo Bay. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3238302.stm

Monday, November 25, 2002

U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.
President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law. The act creates a new Department of Homeland Security and is the largest government reorganization since the National Security Act of 1947 more than 50 years before.

Sunday, November 25, 1990

Wednesday, November 25, 1987

Category 5Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

Tuesday, November 25, 1986

Iran-Contra Affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

Monday, November 25, 1985

Aeroflot Antonov AN-12 cargo airplane in route from Cuito Cuanavale to Luanda was shot down by South African Special Forces and crashed approximately 43 km of Menongue, the provincial center of the Cuando Cubango province, Angola, killing 8 crew members and 13 passengers on board.

Thursday, November 25, 1982

Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day fire destroys an entire city block of downtown Minneapolis, including the headquarters of Northwestern National Bank.

Wednesday, November 25, 1981

November 26 ndash A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of the mercenaries escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet 6 are later arrested.

Thursday, November 25, 1976

José López Portillo takes office as President of Mexico.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is established by the 5 Latinos in the United States Congress: Herman Badillo of the Bronx, E. de la Garza and Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Edward R. Roybal of California, and the nonvoting Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Baltasar Corrada del Rio.
Bob Marley and his manager Don Taylor are shot in an assassination attempt in Kingston, Jamaica.
Angola joins the United Nations.
"Hotel California" by The Eagles is released.
Microsoft is officially registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.
In San Francisco, The Band holds its farewell concert, "The Last Waltz".
Patrick Hillery is elected unopposed as the 6th President of Ireland.
Warsaw Treaty Organization joint secretariat established.
The Sex Pistols achieve public notoriety as they unleash several 4-letter words live on Bill Grundy's early evening TV show.
The Viet Cong is disbanded in which its former members become a part of the Vietnam People's Army.

Sunday, November 25, 1973

Greek dictator George Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.

Wednesday, November 25, 1970

Pope Paul VI begins an Asian tour.
East Pakistan leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman accuses the central government of negligence in catastrophe relief.
In Tokyo, author and Tatenokai militia leader Yukio Mishima and his followers take over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. After Mishima's speech fails to sway public opinion towards his right-wing political beliefs, he commits seppuku.
November 29 ndash A U.N. delegation arrives to investigate the Guinea situation.

Tuesday, November 25, 1969

John Lennon returns his MBE medal to protest the British government's support of the U.S. war in Vietnam.

Monday, November 25, 1963

U.S. President Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Schools around the nation do not have class on that day, millions watch the funeral on live international television.
Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831, a Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes into a wooded hillside after taking-off from Dorval International Airport near Montreal, killing all on board (the worst air disaster for many years in Canada's history).
Foundation stone for Mirzapur Cadet College is led in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

Tuesday, November 25, 1958

French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French colonial empire.

Wednesday, November 25, 1953

England lose 6–3 to Hungary at Wembley Stadium, their first ever loss to a continental team at home.

Tuesday, November 25, 1952

Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play "The Mousetrap" opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London as of 2007, it continues next door at the St. Martin's Theatre, and remains the longest continuously running production of a play in history.

Tuesday, November 25, 1947

The Parliament of New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster, and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Thursday, November 25, 1943

WWII: Americans and Japanese fight the naval Battle of Cape St. George between Buka and New Ireland.

Wednesday, November 25, 1942

26 ndash WWII: Operation Harling: A British SOE team, together with Greek Resistance fighters, blows up the Gorgopotamos viaduct in the first major sabotage act in occupied continental Europe.

Friday, November 25, 1938

December ndash President Roosevelt agrees to loan $25 million to Chiang Kai-shek, cementing the Sino-American relationship and angering the Japanese government.
A general strike is called in France by the French Communist Party to protest the laws of November 12.
Benito Mussolini and his Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano order spontaneous demonstrations in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, demanding that France cede Tunisia, Nice, Corsica and French Somaliland to Italy. This begins an acute crisis in Franco-Italian relations that lasts until March 1939.
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Romanian fascist Iron Guard, is murdered on the orders of King Carol II. Officially, Codreanu and the 13 other Iron Guard leaders are shot while trying to escape.
The Czechoslovak parliament elects Emil Hácha as the new president of Czechoslovakia.
French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet informs Léon Noël, the French Ambassador to Poland, that France should find an excuse for terminating the 1921 Franco-Polish alliance.

Wednesday, November 25, 1936

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade sails from New York City on its way to the Spanish Civil War.

Wednesday, November 25, 1931

Release of James Whale's film of "Frankenstein" in New York.
Heavy Hydrogen, later named Deuterium, is discovered by chemist Harold Clayton Urey.
Ali Fethi Okyar forms a new government in Turkey (third government).

Thursday, November 25, 1926

The death penalty is re-established in Italy.

Sunday, November 25, 1917

WWI: German forces defeat Portuguese army of about 1200 at Negomano on the border of modern-day Mozambique and Tanzania.

Thursday, November 25, 1915

The theory of general relativity is formulated.

Thursday, November 25, 1897

Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy.

Monday, November 25, 1895

the first American automobile race in history is sponsored by the "Chicago-Times Herald". Press coverage first aroused significant American interest in the automobile.Michael L. Berger. "The automobile in American history and culture: a reference guide", //books.google.com/books?id=oRwMv8iNP-MCpg=PA278 pg. 278
Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in NYC's Times Square district.

Saturday, November 25, 1876

American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the dramatic American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops under General Ranald S. Mackenzie sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River (the soldiers destroy all of the villagers' winter food and clothing, and then slash their ponies' throats).

Wednesday, November 25, 1874

The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party, made primarily of farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873.

Friday, November 25, 1864

American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.

Wednesday, November 25, 1863

American Civil War ndash Battle of Missionary Ridge: At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.

Monday, November 25, 1861

A tenement collapses in the Old Town of Edinburgh and buries 50 rescuers find 15 of them alive.

Monday, November 25, 1839

A disastrous cyclone slams India with terrible winds and a giant 40-foot storm surge, wiping out the port city of Coringa 300,000 people die.

Monday, November 25, 1833

A major 8.7 earthquake strikes Sumatra.

Saturday, November 25, 1809

Benjamin Bathurst, a British diplomat, mysteriously disappears (possibly murdered) in Perleberg, west of Berlin.
December ndash Boyd massacre: Whangaroa Māori people kill and eat 66 crew and passengers of the brigantine "Boyd" in New Zealand.

Tuesday, November 25, 1783

American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City 3 months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Saturday, November 25, 1758

Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces abandon Fort Duquesne to the British, who then name the area Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, November 25, 1755

King Ferdinand IV of Spain grants the Religious of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines royal protection.

Friday, November 25, 1667

A devastating earthquake rocks Caucasia, killing 80,000 people.
The first military caign of Stenka Razin is conducted in Russia.
Robert Hooke demonstrates that the alteration of the blood in the lungs is essential for respiration.
The Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb buys off the warrior Shivaji by making him a Rajah and allowing him to collect taxes.
Louis XIV of France abolishes the Livre Parisis (Paris Pound) in favor of the much more widely used Livre Tournois (Tours Pound). He also designates Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie as the first chief of police of Paris.
The French army uses grenadiers.
Isaac Newton has investigated and written his works in subjects of optics, acoustics, the infinitesimal calculus, mechanism and thermodynamics. The researches themselves will be published only years later.

Tuesday, November 25, 1659

Dutch forces under Michiel de Ruyter free the Danish city of Nyborg from Swedish conquest (earlier in the year).

Wednesday, November 16, 1491 (Julianian calendar)

The siege of Granada, last stronghold of the Moors in Spain, begins.

Friday, November 17, 1374 (Julianian calendar)

Princes from the Kingdom of Grenada choose Abu al-Abbas Ahmad to succeed Muhammad as-Said as Sultan of the Marinid Empire in Morocco. The Empire is split into the Kingdom of Fez and the Kingdom of Marrakech.
Musa II succeeds his father, Mari Djata II, as Mansa of the Mali Empire (now MaliSenegal).
Robert de Juilly succeeds Raymond Berenger as Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller.
The Château de Compiègne royal residence is built in France.
Rao Biram Dev succeeds Rao Kanhadev as ruler of Marwar (now the Jodhpur district of India).
James of Baux succeeds his uncle, Philip II, as Prince of Taranto (now eastern Italy) and titular ruler of the Latin Empire (now northern Greece and western Turkey).
Leu Thai becomes King of Sukhothai (now in northern Thailand) after the death of King Lithai.
King U of Goryeo ascends to the throne of Goryeo (now in Korea) after the assassination of King Gongmin.
Hasan succeeds his father, Shaikh Uvais, as ruler of the Jalayirid sultanate in present-day Iraq and western Iran. Hasan proves to be an unpopular ruler and is executed in the same year. Hasan's brother, Husain, succeeds him as ruler.

Monday, November 17, 1343 (Julianian calendar)

A tsunami, caused by an earthquake, devastates the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.

Thursday, November 18, 1277 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Nicholas III succeeds Pope John XXI as the 188th pope.

Monday, November 18, 1185 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Urban III succeeds Pope Lucius III as the 172nd pope.

Friday, November 18, 1177 (Julianian calendar)

Roger de Moulins becomes Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller.
Benedictus Abbas becomes abbot of Peterborough.
The Estonians attack Pskov during the winter.
Casimir II becomes duke of Poland.
Moscow is burned down and its inhabitants are killed.
Byland Abbey is founded in Yorkshire by the Cistercians.
The Cham sack the Khmer capital of Angkor Wat.
A civil war breaks out in Florence between the Uberti family and their consular opponent.
During the third year of the Angen era in Japan, a fire devastates Kyoto.

Thursday, November 18, 1120 (Julianian calendar)

Under admirals Abu Abd Allah ibn Maymum of Almeria and Isa ibn Mayum of Sevilla, the Almoravid fleet attacks the Christian kingdom of Galicia.ref name=lameretlesmusulmansPicard C. (1997) "La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age". Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
The White Ship is wrecked in the English Channel, resulting in the death of the son of King Henry I of England.
Walcher of Malvern creates a system of measurement for the earth using degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude.
Construction begins on Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.
Foundation of Freiburg in Breisgau.

Wednesday, November 19, 1074 (Julianian calendar)

Magreb unites the Tengizi islands, and becomes the first king of the Kingdom of Tengiz.
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