About November 25

November 25, 2024 is the 330th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 65 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 25

  • 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.
  • 1759
    An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • 1826
    The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
  • 1839
    A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
  • 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.
  • 1926
    The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.
  • 1960
    The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
  • 1963
    President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1970
    In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and one compatriot commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
  • 1975
    Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.
  • 1977
    Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. is found guilty by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and is sentenced to death by firing squad.
  • 1986
    The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
  • 1996
    An ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.
  • 2008
    Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in 9 decades.
  • 2011
    Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.

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