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  • Safavid dynasty (now Azerbaijan)
    Friday Nov 25, 1667

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1667 Shamakhi Earthquake

    Safavid dynasty (now Azerbaijan)
    Friday Nov 25, 1667

    The 1667 Shamakhi earthquake occurred on 25 November 1667 with an epicenter close to the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan (then part of Safavid Iran). It had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. An estimated 80,000 people died.




  • Venezuela
    Saturday Nov 25, 1820

    Simón Bolívar

    Morillo ratified two treaties with Bolívar

    Venezuela
    Saturday Nov 25, 1820

    Morillo was left in control of Caracas and the coastal highlands.After the restoration of the Cádiz Constitution, Morillo ratified two treaties with Bolívar on 25 November 1820, calling for a six-month armistice and recognizing Bolívar as president of the republic.




  • Ireland
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1913

    Irish War of Independence

    The Irish Volunteers were formed

    Ireland
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1913

    On 25 November 1913, the Irish Volunteers were formed by Eoin MacNeill in response to the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force that had been founded earlier in the year to fight against Home Rule.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1919

    Red Summer

    A letter from the National Equal Rights League

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1919

    Protests and appeals to the federal government continued for weeks. A letter from the National Equal Rights League, dated November 25, appealed to Wilson's international advocacy for human rights: "We appeal to you to have your country undertake for its racial minority that which you forced Poland and Austria to undertake for their racial minorities."




  • U.S.
    Saturday Nov 25, 1922

    Robin Williams

    First animation voicing

    U.S.
    Saturday Nov 25, 1922

    Williams voiced characters in several animated films. His voice role as the Genie in the animated musical Aladdin (1992) was written for him. The film's directors stated that they took a risk by writing the role. At first, Williams refused the role since it was a Disney movie, and he did not want the studio profiting by selling merchandise based on the movie. He accepted the role with certain conditions: "I'm doing it basically because I want to be part of this animation tradition. I want something for my children. One deal is, I just don't want to sell anything—as in Burger King, as in toys, as in stuff." Williams improvised much of his dialogue, recording approximately 30 hours of tape, and impersonated dozens of celebrities, including Ed Sullivan, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Groucho Marx, Rodney Dangerfield, William F. Buckley, Peter Lorre, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arsenio Hall. His role in Aladdin became one of his most recognized and best-loved, and the film was the highest-grossing of 1992; it won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for Williams. His performance led the way for other animated films to incorporate actors with more star power. He was named a Disney Legend in 2009.




  • Royal Infirmary, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1930

    Penicillin

    Cecil George Paine achieved the first recorded cure with penicillin

    Royal Infirmary, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1930

    Moving on to ophthalmia neonatorum, a gonococcal infection in infants, Cecil George Paine achieved the first recorded cure with penicillin, on November 25, 1930. He then cured four additional patients (one adult and three infants) of eye infections, and failed to cure a fifth.




  • China
    Monday Nov 25, 1935

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    East Hebei Autonomous Council

    China
    Monday Nov 25, 1935

    By the end of 1935 the Chinese government had essentially abandoned northern China. In its place, the Japanese-backed East Hebei Autonomous Council and the Hebei–Chahar Political Council were established.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    Adolf Hitler

    Anti-Comintern Pact

    Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    On 25 November, Germany signed the Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan. Britain, China, Italy, and Poland were also invited to join the Anti-Comintern Pact, but only Italy signed in 1937.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    World War II

    Anti-Comintern Pact

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact in 25 November 1936.


  • Spain
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1941

    Francisco Franco

    Anti-Comintern Pact

    Spain
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1941

    Franco signed a revised Anti-Comintern Pact on 25 November 1941.


  • Rzhev and Velikie Luki, U.S.S.R.
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Mars

    Rzhev and Velikie Luki, U.S.S.R.
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1942

    Operation Mars, also known as Second Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive Operation, was the code name for an offensive launched by Soviet forces against German forces in Rzhev and Velikie Luki. It took place between 25 November and 20 December 1942. The battles became known as the "Rzhev meat grinder" for their huge losses, particularly on the Soviet side.


  • Chongqing, China
    Friday Nov 25, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Chongqing

    Chongqing, China
    Friday Nov 25, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Chongqing until November 25.


  • Ch'ongch'on River, North Korea
    Saturday Nov 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River

    Ch'ongch'on River, North Korea
    Saturday Nov 25, 1950

    On 25 November on the Korean western front, the PVA 13th Army Group attacked and overran the ROK II Corps at the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River, and then inflicted heavy losses on the US 2nd Infantry Division on the UN forces' right flank.


  • Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Che Guevara

    Batista's attack

    Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    The first step in Castro's revolutionary plan was an assault on Cuba from Mexico via the Granma, an old, leaky cabin cruiser. They set out for Cuba on November 25, 1956. Attacked by Batista's military soon after landing, many of the 82 men were either killed in the attack or executed upon capture; only 22 found each other afterwards.


  • Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Che Guevara

    Cuba's Revolution

    Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    The first step in Castro's revolutionary plan was an assault on Cuba from Mexico via the Granma, an old, leaky cabin cruiser. They set out for Cuba on November 25, 1956. Attacked by Batista's military soon after landing, many of the 82 men were either killed in the attack or executed upon capture; only 22 found each other afterwards.


  • Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Fidel Castro

    The Yacht Granma

    Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    After purchasing the decrepit yacht Granma, on 25 November 1956, Castro set sail from Tuxpan, Veracruz, with 81 armed revolutionaries.The 1,200-mile (1,900 km) crossing to Cuba was harsh, with food running low and many suffering seasickness. At some points, they had to bail water caused by a leak, and at another, a man fell overboard, delaying their journey.


  • The Church of San Jerónimo el Real in Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1975

    Juan Carlos I

    Church Ceremony

    The Church of San Jerónimo el Real in Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Nov 25, 1975

    On 27 November, a Mass of the Holy Spirit was celebrated in the church of San Jerónimo el Real in Madrid to inaugurate his reign. He opted not to call himself Juan III or Carlos V, but Juan Carlos I.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Nov 25, 1994

    Akio Morita

    Morita Stepped down as Sony Chairman

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Nov 25, 1994

    On November 25, 1994, Morita stepped down as Sony chairman after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while playing tennis. He was succeeded by Norio Ohga, who had joined the company in the 1950s after sending Morita a letter denouncing the poor quality of the company's tape recorders.


  • Montreux, Switzerland
    Monday Nov 25, 1996

    Freddie Mercury

    A statue in Montreux

    Montreux, Switzerland
    Monday Nov 25, 1996

    A statue in Montreux, Switzerland, by sculptor Irena Sedlecká, was erected as a tribute to Mercury. It stands almost 10 feet (3 metres) high overlooking Lake Geneva and was unveiled on 25 November 1996 by Mercury's father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Friday Nov 25, 2005

    Adidas

    Adidas Released a New Version of The Adidas 1

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Friday Nov 25, 2005

    On 25 November 2005, Adidas released a new version of the Adidas 1 with an increased range of cushioning, allowing the shoe to become softer or firmer, and a new motor with 153 percent more torque.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility was announced

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

    November 25, 2008: The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility was announced.


  • Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

    Ciro Immobile

    European debut

    Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

    On 25 November 2009, Immobile also made his debut in European competition, once again as a second-half substitute for Del Piero in a Champions League game against Bordeaux.


  • Philippines
    Sunday Nov 25, 2012

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Typhoon Bopha

    Philippines
    Sunday Nov 25, 2012

    Typhoon Bopha, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever affect the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h). The storm caused widespread destruction on Mindanao, leaving thousands of people homeless and killing 1901 people.


  • New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    Black Friday

    Demond Cottman was shot and killed

    New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    In 2016, 21-year-old Demond Cottman was shot and killed around 1 a.m. Friday morning outside a Macy's store in New Jersey. The shooter fired multiple shots, leaving an SUV covered in bullet holes, but the motives remain unclear. Cottman's 26-year-old brother was also injured.


  • Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Northern Alliance captured the town of Mong Ko

    Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    The insurgents (the Northern Alliance) captured the town of Mong Ko on 25 November 2016 and maintained control of it until they withdrew from the town on 4 December 2016 to avoid civilian casualties from airstrikes by the Myanmar Air Force.


  • Qatar
    Monday Nov 25, 2019

    Vodafone

    the 5G MiFi

    Qatar
    Monday Nov 25, 2019

    On 25 November 2019, Vodafone in collaboration with Inseego Corp., introduced the 5G MiFi M1100 in Qatar. It is the first commercially available 5G mobile hotspot in the region.


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