November 25th Events

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November 25th, 2007 (November 25 2007)EventThe 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.
November 25th, 2007 (November 25 2007)EventPresident of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili resigns.
November 25th, 2005 (November 25 2005)EventPolish 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.
November 25th, 2000 (November 25 2000)Event2000 Baku earthquake took place.
November 25th, 1996 (November 25 1996)EventAn Ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. Powerful windstorm affects Florida, winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.
November 25th, 1994 (November 25 1994)EventSony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
November 25th, 1992 (November 25 1992)EventThe Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1, 1993.
November 25th, 1988 (November 25 1988)EventGerman politician Rita Sussmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
November 25th, 1987 (November 25 1987)EventSupertyphoon 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.
November 25th, 1986 (November 25 1986)EventIran Contra Affair: US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
November 25th, 1986 (November 25 1986)EventThe King Fahd Causeway was officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
November 25th, 1984 (November 25 1984)Event36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid s Do They Know It s Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
November 25th, 1984 (November 25 1984)EventA KCR train derails between Sheung Shui and Fanling, Hong Kong.
November 25th, 1982 (November 25 1982)EventThe Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson s Department Store.
November 25th, 1977 (November 25 1977)EventFormer Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. was found "guilty" by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and was sentenced to death by firing squad.
November 25th, 1975 (November 25 1975)EventSuriname gains independence from the Netherlands.
November 25th, 1973 (November 25 1973)EventGeorge Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a military coup led by Lieutenant General Phaidon Gizikis.
November 25th, 1970 (November 25 1970)EventIn Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.Yukio Mishima Quotes
November 25th, 1963 (November 25 1963)EventPresident John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.John F. Kennedy Quotes
November 25th, 1960 (November 25 1960)EventThe Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
November 25th, 1958 (November 25 1958)EventFrench Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.
November 25th, 1952 (November 25 1952)EventAgatha Christie s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London and eventually becomes the longest continuously-running play in history.Agatha Christie Quotes
November 25th, 1950 (November 25 1950)EventThe "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 323 people die due to the storm.
November 25th, 1950 (November 25 1950)EventThe People s Republic of China joins the Korean War, sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river border to fight United Nations forces.
November 25th, 1947 (November 25 1947)EventRed Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.
November 25th, 1947 (November 25 1947)EventNew Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.
November 25th, 1944 (November 25 1944)EventWorld War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth s store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
November 25th, 1944 (November 25 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of PeleliuAt Peleliu, Palau, American forces led by the general officer William H. Rupertus defeat the Japanese army led by Colonel Kunio Nakagawa.
November 25th, 1943 (November 25 1943)EventStatehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia.
November 25th, 1941 (November 25 1941)EventFinland joined the Anti-Comintern Pact.
November 25th, 1940 (November 25 1940)EventFirst flight of the deHavilland mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
November 25th, 1936 (November 25 1936)EventIn Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, thus agreeing to consult on what measures to take "to safeguard their common interests" in case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation.
November 25th, 1926 (November 25 1926)EventThe deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. November history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.
November 25th, 1918 (November 25 1918)EventVojvodina, former Austro-Hungarian crownland, proclaims its secession from this state to join the Kingdom of Serbia.
November 25th, 1913 (November 25 1913)EventPanama becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
November 25th, 1905 (November 25 1905)EventThe Danish Prins Carl arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
November 25th, 1876 (November 25 1876)EventIndian 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.
November 25th, 1874 (November 25 1874)EventThe United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
November 25th, 1867 (November 25 1867)EventAlfred Nobel patents dynamite.Alfred Nobel Quotes
November 25th, 1864 (November 25 1864)EventAmerican 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.
November 25th, 1863 (November 25 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Missionary RidgeAt 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.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
November 25th, 1839 (November 25 1839)EventA 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.
November 25th, 1826 (November 25 1826)EventThe Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
November 25th, 1795 (November 25 1795)EventPartitions of Poland: Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and is exiled to Russia.
November 25th, 1783 (November 25 1783)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
November 25th, 1758 (November 25 1758)EventFrench and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.
November 25th, 1758 (November 25 1758)EventPittsburgh, Pennsylvania is founded.
November 25th, 1703 (November 25 1703)EventThe Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.
November 25th, 1667 (November 25 1667)EventA deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
November 25th, 1542 (November 25 1542)EventBattle of Solway Moss. The English army defeats the Scots.
November 25th, 1491 (November 25 1491)EventThe siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
November 25th, 1177 (November 25 1177)EventBaldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
November 25th, 1120 (November 25 1120)EventThe White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England.
November 25th, 1034 (November 25 1034)EventMael Coluim mac Cinaeda, King of Scots dies. Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethoc and Crinan of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

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