25 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Lope de Vega, 1562
  • Andrew Carnegie, 1835
  • Karl Benz, 1844
  • Carrie Nation, 1846
  • Harley Granville-Barker, 1877
  • Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli), 1881
  • Joseph Wood Krutch, 1893
  • Virgil Thompson, 1896
  • Arthur Schwartz, 1900
  • Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1900
  • Jessie Royce Landis, 1904
  • Alwin Nikolais, 1912
  • Joe Dimaggio, 1914
  • Augusto Pinochet, 1915
  • Ricardo Montalban, 1920
  • Paul Desmond, 1924
  • John Larroquette, 1947
  • 'Bucky' Dent, 1951
  • John F. Kennedy Jr., 1960
  • Amy Grant, 1960
  • Christina Applegate, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • Andrea Doria, 1560
  • Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, 1949
  • Diego Rivera, 1957
  • Charles F. Kettering, 1958
  • Stanley Walker suicide, 1962
  • Dame Myra Hess, 1965
  • Upton Sinclair, 1968
  • Yukio Mishima suicide, 1970
  • Laurence Harvey, 1973
  • U. Thant, 1974
  • Jack Albertson, 1981
  • Harold Washington, 1987
  • Flip Wilson, 1998
  • George Best, 2005
  • William Gibson, 2008
  • Fidel Castro, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 2348 BC - According to Archbishop James Ussher's Old Testament chronicle, Noah's Flood begins today.
  • 1715 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn.
  • 1783 - 6,000 British troops evacuate New York, their last military position in the US.
  • 1865 - Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' published.
  • 1882 - Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Iolanthe' premieres at the Savoy Theatre, London.
  • 1915 - Albert Einstein writes the equation that would become his general theory of relativity.
  • 1922 - Howard Carter enters sealed antechamber of King Tut's tomb at Tutankhamen.
  • 1947 - Wes Hamlet catches the world record rainbow trout of 37 lbs on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
  • 1952 - 'The Mousetrap' opens in London; celebrated 50th anniversary at St. Martin's Theatre.
  • 1963 - Funeral of President John F. Kennedy. One million mourners gather in Washington D.C.
  • 1965 - Joseph Mobutu assumes presidency of the Congo ousting Joseph Kasavubu.
  • 1976 - O. J. Simpson breaks own record of 250 yards by rushing 273 in losing game against Detroit Lions.
  • 1984 - William J. Schroeder becomes second man in history to receive artificial heart in Louisville, KY.
  • 1986 - Marine Col. Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter fired in Iran-Contra affair.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Katherine of Alexandria

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Suriname (1975)
  • Day of Mercury

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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