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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – NOVEMBER 25- DU EXPRESS

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November 25 marks the 329th (330th in a leap year) day of the year when only 36 days remain until the year ends.

HISTORICAL EVENTS:

1759- A fatal earthquake hit the Mediterranean and destroyed Beirut (the capital city of Lebanon), and Damascus (the capital city of Syria). The earthquake causes almost 30,000 to 40,000 deaths.

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1783- The day when the last of the British troops signed the Treaty of Paris and left America: Popularly known as a day in the American Revolutionary War.

1863- Battle of Missionary Ridge in the American Civil War in Tennessee, on November 25 when Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga.

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1963- John. F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place in Washington with over 80,000 mourners standing in the streets in silence. The service was held in St. Matthew’s Cathedral and the president was laid in the Arlington Cemetery with a 21 gun salute.

1975- Suriname gets Independence from the Netherlands on this day.

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2009- Cyclone Nisha strikes Sri Lanka killing almost around 15 people and displacing 90,000 people and drenching the region with the highest rainfall in nine decades.

MAJOR EVENTS:

  1. United Nations Assembly has declared 25th November as “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” The premise of this day is to raise awareness about crimes against women such as rapes, domestic violence, etc.
  2. November 25 marks Independence day for Suriname.
  3. This day is also celebrated as Teacher’s Day in Indonesia.
  4. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opens at London’s West End

IMPORTANT BIRTHDAYS:

  1. Karl Benz, the founder of the luxurious car brand “Mercedes Benz” has his birthday on November 25th. He was born in 1844.
  2. Pope John XXIII, who headed the Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963, was born on 25th November 1881.
  3. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and a brilliant cricketer was born on November 25th in 1952.
  4. John F. Kennedy Jr., son of John F. Kennedy was born on 25th November 1960.
  5. Rakhi Sawant, the controversial actor-model’s birthday falls on November 25. She was born in 1978.

MOVIES RELEASED:

1992- Aladdin, a Disney animated film presents a street urchin as he attempts to use a genie’s magic to woo a princess he loves.

2009- The Princess and the Frog: A fateful kiss of a frog leads a young woman on a quest to become human again. This is the first Disney movie to feature an American-African princess.

2012- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

2015- Brooklyn

 

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