Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Today is the 330th day of 2020.  There are 35 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1602
Explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno gave Santa Catalina Island its present name.
1758
In the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in present-day Pittsburgh.
1783
The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
1795
Stanislaw II Augustus abdicates as king of Poland following the third partition of his country between Prussia, Russia, and Austria.
1874
Southern and midwestern farmers form the Greenback Party after the depression of the early 1870s.
1884
Evaporated milk was patented by John Mayenberg of St. Louis.
1917
Russia holds its last free election for more than 50 years.
1923
America hears the first radio program transmitted from Great Britain. The piano concert, broadcast from London, began with the greeting "Hello, America!"
1947
Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the ''Hollywood 10,'' who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
1952
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap premieres in London; it will have the longest run in theater history.
1957
President Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
1963
The funeral of the assassinated President, John F Kennedy, takes place in Washington. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
1973
Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
1974
The British government outlawed the IRA in all of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland, after IRA bombs hurt and killed many in Birmingham, England.
1975
Suriname, formerly called Dutch Guiana, became an independent republic.
1986
The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
1998
President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.
1998
The government of Turkey collapses after losing a no-confidence motion over corruption allegations.
1999
Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.
2003
Officials in Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaida member suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen's coast.

Notable Births

1835
Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland.
1844
Karl Benz, German mechanical engineer
1846
Carry Nation, American temperance advocate.
1881
Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Roncalli near Bergamo, Italy.
1914
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and hall-of-famer.
1960
John F. Kennedy, Jr., attorney, co-founder of "George" magazine, son of President John F.Kennedy.

Notable Deaths

1944
Baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis died at age 78.
1949
Bojangles (Bill Robinson), American stage and film tap dancer and entertainer.
1957
Diego Rivera, a cubist Mexican painter and muralist.
1968
Upton Sinclair, American novelist.
1970
Yukio Mishima, prolific Japanese novelist.
1974
Former U.N. Secretary-General U Thant died in New York at age 65.
1987
Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago, died at age 65 after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.
1998
Comedian Flip Wilson died in Malibu, Calif., at age 64.