November 25th History



November 25th History

1884 - John Mayenberg off St Louis, Missouri, patents evaporated milk.

1913 - in Natal, police open fire on demonstrators protesting against the imprisonment of Mahatma Gandhi, killing two and wounding another 20.

1935 - The monarchy is restored in Greece.

1949 - Death of Bojangles (Bill Robinson), American tap dancer and entertainer.

1952 - Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London with Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim in the leading roles.

1963 - Assassinated President John F. Kennedy receives a state funeral.

1974 - Death of U Thant, Burmese diplomat and secretary general of the UN 1962-72

1989 - The New Zealand All-Blacks' victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham gives them an unbroken run of 46 victorious rugby matches.

1993 - Death of novelist Anthony Burgess, best known for his books A Clockwork Orange and Earthly Powers.

2005 - George Best, British soccer legend, dies, aged 59 after a long battle with alcoholism.

Fidel Castro Dead

2016 - Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90. Castro led Cuba for five decades and was the world's third longest-serving head of state, after Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the King of Thailand, who died earlier this year.


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