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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 12, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,822,240 minutes 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 58 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 3,626 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 25 Historical Events
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.
French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Fort Pitt is built nearby and it grows into modern Pittsburgh.
American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
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.
Vojvodina, formerly Austro-Hungarian crown land, proclaims its secession from Austria–Hungary to join the Kingdom of Serbia.
In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and one compatriot commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.
Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in 9 decades.
Who were born on November 25?
William Sawyer, Canadian politician (d. 1904)
Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
Luigi Poggi, Italian archivist for the Vatican (d. 2010)
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (d. 1969)
John Lynch, American politician and the 80th Governor of New Hampshire
Bruno Tonioli, Italian-born British dancer
Bernie Kosar, American football player
Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
Who died on November 25?
King Malcolm II of Scotland (b. 980)
William Adelin, son of Henry I of England (b. 1104)
Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (b. 1643)
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born British actor (b. 1928)
U Thant, Burmese diplomat and UN Secretary-General (b. 1909)
Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
Valentín Campa, Mexican worker leader (b. 1904)
Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1917)
Antonis Vratsanos, Greek World War II figure (b. 1919)
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