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Notable Historical Events on November 25th

1165Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht

1949Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

1963JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

1966Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

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

201226th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win

1867Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

1969John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

1976OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

1983Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1979Pat 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

1500Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1177Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1867US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson

November 25th Historical Events
Date Event
1034
Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne. 
1165
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht 
1177
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard. 
1185
Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III) 
1277
Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III 
1357
Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace 
1491
The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins. 
1500
Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus 
1598
Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia 
1659
Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg 
1667
A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people. 
1715
First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn 
1744
Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague 
1755
King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection. 
1758
Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French 
1766
Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings 
1783
Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States 
1792
Farmer's Almanac first published 
1805
Opera "Thaïs" first American performance 
1817
First sword swallower in US performs (NYC) 
1826
The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy. 
1834
Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents 
1839
A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster. 
1841
35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa 
1847
Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna) 
1863
Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee 
1864
Confederate plot to burn New York city fails 
1864
Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia 
1867
Alfred Nobel patents dynamite 
1867
US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson 
1874
The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873. 
1876
Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River. 
1884
John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk 
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 Lehar's opera "Wiener Fraueen" premieres in Vienna 
1908
Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden 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
The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland" 
1920
1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila) 
1920
WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play 
1922
Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent 
1925
KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy 
1929
Belgian government of 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
1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m) 
1935
International Institute 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
SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die 
1940
U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98 
1940
Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock" 
1940
First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder. 
1941
German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality) 
1941
Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager 
1941
Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact. 
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 
1944
World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers. 
1947
New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion 
1948
16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco 
1948
KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts 
1949
Ted Williams, wins AL MVP 
1950
"Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances 
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
George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL 
1952
Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23 
1953
"Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances 
1953
Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan 
1953
Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3 
1955
Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states 
1955
Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres 
1955
Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party 
1957
US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech 
1958
Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community 
1959
"Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances 
1960
"Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio 
1960
First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa 
1960
CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series 
1960
Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated. 
1961
NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points 
1962
WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1963
JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery 
1965
Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres 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
"Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances 
1967
Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time 
1969
John Lennon returns OBE to protest against 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
In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt. 
1971
"Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington 
1971
37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB) 
1971
Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth 
1972
"Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances 
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 Pres 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 (National Day) 
1975
Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases 
1975
A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast 
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 signals from Mars help prove the general 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
"Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 perfs 
1979
67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9 
1979
Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt 
1979
Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30 
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 
1980
Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution 
1980
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1980
Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore 
1980
Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship 
1980
Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees 
1981
Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles 
1981
Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP 
1982
The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store. 
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 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England 
1984
Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election 
1984
William Schroeder is second person 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, President 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 
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
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 North East US, Canada, no damage reported 
1988
German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag. 
1989
David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA 
1990
78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11 
1990
Lech Walesa wins in Poland's first 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, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17 
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. 
1995
"Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 perfs 
1996
After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends 
1997
US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia 
2000
Earthquake in Baku. 
2001
89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19 
2005
Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released. 
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. 
2007
95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19 
2008
A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one 
2009
Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. 
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 
2012
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One championship for the third consecutive year 
2012
100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22 
2012
26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win 
2013
17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
2015
Chicago protesters march, block streets after police release shooting video 
2015
Russia warns of 'serious consequences' after Turkey downs warplane 
2016
China Currency Dips to Lowest Level Versus Dollar in 8 Years 
2016
Magnitude 7.0 Offshore Quake Rattles El Salvador 
2016
ISIS Bomb Aimed at Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Kills at Least 80 
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