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.
Explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno gave Santa Catalina Island its present name.
In the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in present-day Pittsburgh.
The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
Stanislaw II Augustus abdicates as king of Poland following the third partition of his country between Prussia, Russia, and Austria.
Southern and midwestern farmers form the Greenback Party after the depression of the early 1870s.
Evaporated milk was patented by John Mayenberg of St. Louis.
Russia holds its last free election for more than 50 years.
America hears the first radio program transmitted from Great Britain. The piano concert, broadcast from London, began with the greeting "Hello, America!"
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.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap premieres in London; it will have the longest run in theater history.
President Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
The funeral of the assassinated President, John F Kennedy, takes place in Washington. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
The British government outlawed the IRA in all of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland, after IRA bombs hurt and killed many in Birmingham, England.
Suriname, formerly called Dutch Guiana, became an independent republic.
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.
President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.
The government of Turkey collapses after losing a no-confidence motion over corruption allegations.
Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.
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.
Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland.
Karl Benz, German mechanical engineer
Carry Nation, American temperance advocate.
Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Roncalli near Bergamo, Italy.
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and hall-of-famer.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., attorney, co-founder of "George" magazine, son of President John F.Kennedy.
Baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis died at age 78.
Bojangles (Bill Robinson), American stage and film tap dancer and entertainer.
Diego Rivera, a cubist Mexican painter and muralist.
Upton Sinclair, American novelist.
Yukio Mishima, prolific Japanese novelist.
Former U.N. Secretary-General U Thant died in New York at age 65.
Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago, died at age 65 after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.
Comedian Flip Wilson died in Malibu, Calif., at age 64.