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Events and People Who Made History on November 25

12th Century

1120 - English royal yacht "White Ship" leaves in storm
1165 - RC German emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht
1185 - Umberto Crivelli replaces Lucius III as Pope Urban III

13th Century

1277 - Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

14th Century

1357 - Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace

16th Century

1500 - Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

17th Century

1659 - Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1688 - Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham

18th Century

1715 - 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 - Austrian forces pillage and 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 New York City, their last military position in US
1792 - Farmer's Almanac 1st published

19th Century

1805 - Opera "Thais" 1st American performance
1817 - 1st sword swallower in U.S. performs (New York City)
1834 - Delmonico's, one of New York's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee and half a pie for 12 cents
1841 - 35 Amistad survivors 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 - U.S. Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
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

20th Century

1902 - Franz Lehars opera "Wiener Fraueen," premieres in Vienna
1908 - Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (U.S.) in MSG marathon by 60 yards
1911 - 3rd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
1912 - American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Ill
1912 - Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 - Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in White House
1920 - 1st Thanksgiving Parade in Philadelphia
1920 - WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st 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 and Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1933 - 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
1935 - Resident Institution for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
1936 - Germany and 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 - 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 - Ft. Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
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 - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 - "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 245 performances
1950 - U.N. gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 - 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
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 - "Guys and Dolls" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1200 performances
1953 - Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 - Race segregation forbidden on trains and buses between U.S. states
1955 - Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, premieres
1957 - President 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 New York City for 460 performances
1960 - 1st atomic reactor for research and development, Richland Wa
1960 - "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 - CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr. Malone and 2nd Mrs. Burton) and cancels 4 other series
1961 - NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1962 - WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
1963 - John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1965 - Congo military 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
1967 - "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 463 performances
1967 - Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
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
1971 - 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (quarterback)
1971 - "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1972 - "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City 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 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 (National Day)
1975 - Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1976 - O. J. 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 general theory of relativity
1977 - David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hours 15 minutes
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 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 53 performances
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 - Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 vs. 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
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 and 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 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, 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 vs. West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
1988 - Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve New York City assault charges
1988 - Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 - U.S. and Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson and Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 - Widespread earthquake hits NE U.S., Canada; no damage reported
1989 - David Boon scores 200 vs. New Zealand at cricket WACA
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 New York Giants and San Francisco 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 and 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
1995 - "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr New York City after 46 performances
1996 - After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
1997 - U.S. telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia


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