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On This Day in History, 25. November

What Happened On This Day – 25. November

  • 1973 Military coup in Greece

    President George Papadopoulos was ousted by the army, just a week after student-led protests at the Athens Polytechnic were violently put down by the government.

  • 1960 Assassination of the Mirabal Sisters

    The 3 Dominican sisters, Patria, Minerva, Antonia Mirabal, were activists that were opposed to the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. On this day, they were brutally killed and their deaths staged to look like accidents. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • 1952 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opens at London’s West End

    The longest running show in history, the play began as a radio play called Three Blind Mice. It is based on the death of Dennis O'Neill, who died while in foster care.

  • 1950 “Storm of the century” hits eastern US

    Also known as the Appalachian Storm, the storm reached blizzard conditions and dumped nearly 60 inches of snow in the Appalachian area. It brought unseasonal temperatures to the region and caused widespread damage to property. About 150 people were thought to have been killed as a result of it.

  • 1936 Nazi Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact

    The treaty was directed towards the Soviet Union and stipulated that in case of Soviet aggression towards either country, the other would consider it as an act of aggression towards it as well. The pact was later signed by other countries including Italy, Romania, Spain, and Turkey.

Births On This Day – 25. November

  • 1952 Imran Khan

    Pakistani cricketer, politician

  • 1915 Augusto Pinochet

    Chilean general, politician, 30th President of Chile

  • 1914 Joe DiMaggio

    American baseball player

  • 1844 Karl Benz

    German engineer, businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz

  • 1835 Andrew Carnegie

    Scottish/American businessman, founded the Carnegie Steel Company

Deaths On This Day – 25. November

  • 2005 George Best

    Irish/English footballer

  • 1997 Hastings Banda

    Malawian politician, 1st President of Malawi

  • 1974 U Thant

    Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General

  • 1974 Nick Drake

    English singer-songwriter, musician

  • 1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis

    American judge

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