Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 25, 2005
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Monday, November 25, 2002
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
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
Thursday, November 25, 1982
Wednesday, November 25, 1981
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.
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.
The Sex Pistols
achieve public notoriety as they unleash several 4-letter words live on Bill Grundy
's early evening TV show.
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.
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).
Tuesday, November 25, 1958
Wednesday, November 25, 1953
Tuesday, November 25, 1952
's murder-mystery play
" 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
Tuesday, November 25, 1947
Thursday, November 25, 1943
Wednesday, November 25, 1942
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.
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
Thursday, November 25, 1926
Sunday, November 25, 1917
Thursday, November 25, 1915
Thursday, November 25, 1897
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
Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in NYC's Times Square district.
Saturday, November 25, 1876
Wednesday, November 25, 1874
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
Monday, November 25, 1861
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
Saturday, November 25, 1809
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
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
Friday, November 25, 1667
The first military caign of Stenka Razin is conducted in Russia.
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.
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
Wednesday, November 16, 1491 (Julianian calendar)
The siege of Granada, last stronghold of the Moors in Spain, begins.
Friday, November 17, 1374 (Julianian calendar)
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.
Monday, November 17, 1343 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, November 18, 1277 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, November 18, 1185 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, November 18, 1177 (Julianian calendar)
The Estonians attack Pskov during the winter.
is burned down and its inhabitants are killed.
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)
Wednesday, November 19, 1074 (Julianian calendar)