25 November

November 25 is the 329th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 36 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Shopping Reminder Day
  • National Parfait Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Thanks giving Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 25

1973: Military coup in Greece

President George Papadopoulos was ousted by the army, just a week after student-led protests at the Athens Polytechnic were violently put down by the government.

1960: Assassination of the Mirabal Sisters

The 3 Dominican sisters, Patria, Minerva, Antonia Mirabal, were activists that were opposed to the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. On this day, they were brutally killed and their deaths staged to look like accidents. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

1952: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opens at London’s West End

The longest running show in history, the play began as a radio play called Three Blind Mice. It is based on the death of Dennis O’Neill, who died while in foster care.

1950: “Storm of the century” hits eastern US

Also known as the Appalachian Storm, the storm reached blizzard conditions and dumped nearly 60 inches of snow in the Appalachian area. It brought unseasonal temperatures to the region and caused widespread damage to property. About 150 people were thought to have been killed as a result of it.

1936: Nazi Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact

The treaty was directed towards the Soviet Union and stipulated that in case of Soviet aggression towards either country, the other would consider it as an act of aggression towards it as well. The pact was later signed by other countries including Italy, Romania, Spain, and Turkey.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 25

1952: Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer, politician

1915: Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general, politician, 30th President of Chile

1914: Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player

1844: Karl Benz, German engineer, businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz

1835: Andrew Carnegie, Scottish/American businessman, founded the Carnegie Steel Company

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 25

2005: George Best, Irish/English footballer

1997: Hastings Banda, Malawian politician, 1st President of Malawi

1974: U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General

1974: Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter, musician

1944: Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge

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