Tuesday, 25 November 2008

On this day... (25/11)

Highlights in History Which Occur November 25:

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

1277 Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
1357 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1500 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1659 Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1688 Princess Anne flies from London to Nottingham
1715 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 Austrian forces pillage & 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 NY, their last military position in US1805 Opera "Tha‹s" 1st American performance
1817 1st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)1834 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12›
1841 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa1847 Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)1863 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864 Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails and Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite and US, Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of Pres Johnson1872 J C Watson discovers asteroid #128 Nemesis
1884 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk1892 A Charlois discovers asteroid #346 Hermentaria
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 Leh rs opera "Wiener Fraueen," premieres in Vienna1908 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG 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, Ill and Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in White House
1920 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
1922 G Van Biesbroeck discovers asteroid #3378 and Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince-regent
1925 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1929 Belgium govt Jaspar falls1930 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)
1933 1st Soviet liquid rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m) and L Boyer discovers asteroid #1295 Deflotte & #1296 Andree
1935 Resident Institution 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 Patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa and U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
1941 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless and Lou Boudreau 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 and New Zealand acedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1948 Ft Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed and KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting and KING-TV, Seattle, forms air with 1st Pacific NW telecast and S Arend discovers asteroid #1565 Lemaitre
1950 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0 and UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala and Cleve Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears and Commemoration of resistance fighter Hannie Buy forbidden
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," premieres in London and George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL and Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1953 Earthquake/tsnunami strikes Honshu, Japan and Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states and Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, premieres
1957 Pres Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1960 1st atomic reactor for research & development, Richland Wa and Last broadcast of Amos 'n' Andy on radio CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, and Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & 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, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1965 Congo milt coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu flees
1966 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
1967 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War
1971 "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1973 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai and 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18 and Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos
1975 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (Natl Day) and Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit and Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove genl theory of relativity
1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins and 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 and American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275 and Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30 and Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #36281980 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution and France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island and Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship and Upper-Volta milt coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
1981 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off and Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli and World's greatest robbery-œ25,000,000 of gold, Heathrow, England
1984 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election and William Schroeder, becomes 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

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

1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges and Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed and US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed and Widespread earthquake hits NE US, Canada; no damage reported

1990 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11 and Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election and NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17

1993 Dutch Antilles govt of Liberia-Peters falls and Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead

1930 690 earthquake shocks recorded in one day. (Ito, Japan).

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