Today in History - November 25th

  • 1783 - On this day in history, during the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the United States.
  • 1792 - The Farmer's Almanac was first published.
  • 1834 - Today in history, Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provided a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents.
  • 1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the United States to pay its public debts and settle border disputes. 
  • 1864 - On the day in history, the Confederate plot to burn NYC failed.
  • 1867 - US Congress commission looked into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson.
  • 1897 - Today in history, Spain granted Puerto Rico autonomy.
  • 1940 - Woody Woodpecker premiered with the release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock."
  • 1955 - On this day in history, the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses in the USA.
  • 1960 - The first atomic reactor for research & development began operations in Richland, WA.
  • 1963 - Today in history, JFK was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1986 - President Regan 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. 

SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 25th

  • 1837 - On this day in history, William Crompton patented the silk power loom. 
  • 1867 - Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
  • 1884 - Today in history, J.B. Meyenberg received the patent for evaporated milk. 

SPORTS - Today in History, November 25th

  • 1920 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, Texas. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. 
  • 1976 - O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions. 

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 25th

  • 1966 - On this day in history, The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its London performance debut at the Bag O' Nails Club. 
  • 1997 - Garth Brooks' seventh album "Sevens" was released. 
  • 1997 - Today in history, the sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 25th

  • Andrew Carnegie 1835 
  • Joe DiMaggio 1914
  • Etta Jones 1928 
  • John F. Kennedy, Jr. 1960