About November 25

November 25, 2021 is the 329th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 68 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 25

  • 571 BC
    Servius Tullius, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
  • 1120
    The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England.
  • 1177
    Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
  • 1343
    A tsunami, caused by the earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.
  • 1491
    The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and is exiled to Russia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.
  • 1876
    Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
  • 1905
    Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
  • 1918
    Vojvodina, formerly Austro-Hungarian crown land, proclaims its secession from Austria–Hungary to join the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 1936
    In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures “to safeguard their common interests” in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
  • 1940
    World War II: First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
  • 1947
    New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.
  • 1952
    Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history.
  • 1960
    The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
  • 1973
    George Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a hardliners’ coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
  • 1984
    36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
  • 1986
    Iran Contra Affair: US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 1986
    The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.

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