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11/25/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 25

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Today in History in 1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite; in 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie was married in The White House; and in 1940 Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was born in Mocksville N.C.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1177 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
  • 1783 - Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
  • 1839 - A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
  • 1867 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1983 - World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1835 - Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist
  • 1843 - Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
  • 1844 - Karl F Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)
  • 1881 - Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], Bergamo Italy, 261st pope (1958-63)
  • 1914 - "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (d. 1999)
  • 1933 - Kathryn Grant Crosby, Houston Texas, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus)
  • 1940 - Joe Gibbs, Mocksville North Carolina, American football coach (Washington Redskins)
  • 1948 - Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)
  • 1955 - Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • 1960 - John F. Kennedy Jr, NYC, American lawyer, magazine publisher (George) and son of JFK
  • 1971 - Christina Applegate, Hollywood, actress (Kelly-Married With Children)
  • 1981 - Barbara and Jenna Bush, twin daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush

Famous Weddings

  • 1795 - US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio
  • 1908 - Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake
  • 1913 - 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House
  • 1961 - Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)
  • 1987 - Actor Phil Hartman (39) weds former model Brynn Omdahl

Famous Divorces

  • 2002 - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1748 - Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)
  • 1968 - Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90
  • 1973 - Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1993 - Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1998 - Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)

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