Historical Events on November 25

  • 1487: Elizabeth of York becomes the Queen of England.
  • 1667: An earthquake hits Shemakha in the Caucasus and winds up killing over eighty-thousand people.
  • 1758: During the French and Indian War, the British seize Fort Duquesne from the French.
  • 1759: The Mediterranean is hit by an earthquake that destroys Damascus and Beirut and kills approximately forty-thousand people.
  • 1783: During the American Revolutionary War, three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the last of the British forces leave New York City.
  • 1839: The port city of Coringa is destroyed when a cyclone hits India with a forty-foot storm surge. Approximately three hundred thousand people die.
  • 1863: The Siege of Chattanooga is broken at the Battle of Missionary Ridge when General Ulysses S. Grant leads Union forces to rout the Confederate forces led by General Braxton Bragg.
  • 1864: Attempting to burn down New York City, a group of Confederate operatives known as the Confederate Army of Manhattan set fires in over twenty locations all over the city.
  • 1874: Composed mainly of farmers who suffered during the Panic of 1873, the U.S Greenback Party is established as a political party.
  • 1876:S Army forces attack and pillage the village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife to retaliate for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn during the American Indian Wars.
  • 1915: The field equations of General Relativity are presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences by Albert Einstein.
  • 1941: A German torpedo hits and sinks the Royal Navy’s battleship, the HMS Barham.
  • 1947: During the Red Scare of the Mccarthy Era, Hollywood Movie Studios blacklist the Hollywood Ten. The Hollywood Ten were: Alvah Bessie, Herbert J. Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Robert Adrian Scott and Dalton Trumbo.

Famous Birthdays on November 25

  • American baseball player and coach, Joe DiMaggio is born in 1914.
  • American actress and screenwriter, Peg Lynch is born in 1916.
  • American actress Noel Neill is born in 1920.
  • American lawyer and publisher, John F. Kennedy Jr., is born in 1960.
  • American actress Christina Applegate is born in 1971.