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TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON: NOV 25

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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

1034 – Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

1120 – ‘The White Ship’ capsizes near the Normandy coast while crossing the English Channel transporting many nobles, including the heir to the English throne, from France to England; about 300 die, only 1 survivor

1177 – Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force

1500 – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Christopher Columbus

1715 – Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.

1741 – Elizabeth of Russia seizes power in a coup with the aid of Imperial Russian guards in Saint Petersburg, Russia

1744 – Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague

1755 – King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.

1758 – During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh.

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1783 – During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.

1841 – 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa

1850 – Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.

1864 – Confederate plot to burn New York city fails

1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson

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.

1922 – Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan becomes Regent of Japan in his ailing father’s stead

1936 – The Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan and Germany, was signed.

1938 – Lavrentiy Beria succeeds Nikolai Yezhov as the head of the Soviet secret police, NKVD, after Yezhov was executed on Joseph Stalin’s orders

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”

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1941 – German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)

1947 – Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the “Hollywood 10,” who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress when they failed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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.

1955 – In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.

1957 – US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

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.  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mirabal-sisters-assassinated-dominican-republic

The Tragic Assassination Of The Mirabal Sisters Explained

1965 – Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown

1970 – Japanese author Yukio Mishima committed ritual suicide after giving a speech attacking Japan’s post-war constitution.

1971 – British Labour Party leader Harold Wilson proposes Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, and after 15 years; the Republic of Ireland could rejoin the British Commonwealth

1973 – Greek President George Papadapoulos was ousted in military coup.

1975 – A loyalist gang nicknamed the “Shankill Butchers” undertakes its first “cut-throat killing”; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt

1980 – Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, President Lamizana flees

1981 – Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

1983 – Mediators from Syria and Saudi Arabia announced a cease-fire in the PLO civil war in Tripoli, Lebanon.

1985 – Ronald W. Pelton was arrested on espionage charges. Pelton was a former employee of the National Security Agency. He was later convicted of ‘selling secrets’ to Soviet agents.

1986 – U.S. President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired. https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/iran-contra-dealings-revealed-november-25-1986-231769

Today in History, November 25, 1986: Iran-Contra affair secret arms deal  revealed

1990 – Poland held its first popular presidential election.

1992 – The Czech parliament voted to split the country into separate Czech and Slovak republics beginning January 1, 1993.

1993 – Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Sedki escaped an attempt on his life when a bomb was detonated by Islamic militants near his motorcade.

1998 – Britain’s highest court ruled that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose extradition was being sought by Spain, could not claim immunity from prosecution for the crimes he committed during his rule.

1998 – President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.

2008 – A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one

2012 – 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria

2013 – 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2014 – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting

2019 – First defamation case in Australia by a sitting MP won by Sarah Hanson-Green over Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, after he made sexist slurs against her

2020 – US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI

2021 – India has more girls than boys for the first time in its history and its population boom is ending, according to new government survey

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com

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