What happened this day in history November 25

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

  • 1759
    An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
  • 1863
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1874
    The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
  • 1905
    Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
  • 1943
    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.
  • 1992
    The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1, 1993.
  • 1999
    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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    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?

  • 1697
    Duchess Maria Karolina Sobieska of Bouillon (d. 1740)
  • 1714
    Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1844
    Karl Benz, German engineer and inventor (d. 1929)
  • 1845
    José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)
  • 1846
    Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
  • 1907
    John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1920
    Noel Neill, American actress
  • 1975
    Abdelkader Benali, Dutch writer and journalist
  • 1983
    Joey Chestnut, American competitive eater
  • 1989
    Tom Dice, Belgian singer and songwriter

Who died on November 25?

  • 1865
    Heinrich Barth, German explorer (b. 1821)
  • 1950
    Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1957
    Prince George of Greece (b. 1869)
  • 1970
    Yukio Mishima, Japanese writer (b. 1925)
  • 1972
    Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
  • 1973
    Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born British actor (b. 1928)
  • 1974
    Nick Drake, British singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1974
    U Thant, Burmese diplomat and UN Secretary-General (b. 1909)
  • 1990
    Merab Mamardashvili, Georgian philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 1998
    Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)

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