On This Day In History, 25 November

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World Events Today

  • The British army, withdrew from New York City today in 1783, this day is referred to as Evacuation Day, the end of the American Revolutionary War
  • Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact today in 1936, it basically meant both would back each other in the event of Soviet aggression
  • John Lennon, of the British pop group, The Beatles, returned his MBE to the Queen today in 1969, it was an act of protest against the Vietnam War

Entertainment Events Today

  • The fictional animated character Woody Woodpecker, appeared on screen for the first time today in 1940
  • Agatha Christie’s, The Mousetrap, opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London today in 1952, it became the longest running show in the West End
  • Pat Summerall and John Madden, co-commented on a game between Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers today in 1979, the partnership ran for 22 seasons

Family Events Today

  • The German engineer Karl Friedrich Benz, of Mercedes Benz fame, was born today in 1844
  • The American baseball center fielder Joe DiMaggio, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, was born today in 1914 in California
  • The Northern Ireland and Manchester United footballing legend, George Best died today in 2005 aged 59

Main Event Today

  • The Cuban political leader Fidel Castro, who ruled his country as a communist state for four decades, died today in 2016 aged 90

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Parfait Day

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