What are the important events that happened on November 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 25: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 25 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.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 12, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 454,944 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosaenneagon’ day.
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Sagittarius is the zodiac 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.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,261 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 25 Historical Events
An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge – At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
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.
The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
World War II: Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina is re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People’s Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1, 1993.
The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic.
Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in 9 decades.
Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.
Who were born on November 25?
Duchess Maria Karolina Sobieska of Bouillon (d. 1740)
Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)
Karl Benz, German engineer and inventor (d. 1929)
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)
Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
Noel Neill, American actress
Abdelkader Benali, Dutch writer and journalist
Joey Chestnut, American competitive eater
Tom Dice, Belgian singer and songwriter
Who died on November 25?
Heinrich Barth, German explorer (b. 1821)
Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
Prince George of Greece (b. 1869)
Yukio Mishima, Japanese writer (b. 1925)
Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born British actor (b. 1928)
Nick Drake, British singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
U Thant, Burmese diplomat and UN Secretary-General (b. 1909)
Merab Mamardashvili, Georgian philosopher (b. 1930)
Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
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