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List of November 25th Major News Events

  1. 1963 U.S.A. -- John F Kennedy Funeral
  2. 1984 United Kingdom -- Band Aid
  3. 1947 New Zealand -- Gains Effective Legislative Independence
  4. 1952 England -- The Mousetrap
  5. 1963 Greece -- Military Coup
  6. 1998 Turkey -- Government Collapses

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1963 U.S.A. -- John F Kennedy Funeral

1963 : Assassinated President John F Kennedy funeral takes place in Washington DC with over 800,000 mourners lining the streets standing in silence. The funeral was attended by statesmen representing counties around the globe. The service was held in St Matthew's Cathedral and the president was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery with a 21 gun salute.

1984 United Kingdom -- Band Aid

The 44 group members of Band Aid which was founded by Bob Geldof to help raise money to assist famine stricken Ethiopia, recorded the single Do They Know It's Christmas in a London studio .


World War II -- Pearl Harbor

The United States Army and Navy ruled that there would be no court marshal for Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. Kimmel was on board as commander at the time that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. This resulted in the return of the Admiral to his position in the Navy before he boarded that Pearl Harbor ship. In later years, effort was made to establish Kimmel as one of the "last victims of Pearl Harbor"-a motion rejected by at least two U.S. presidents.

1926 France -- Landslide

1926 : News broke out of a fatal landslide caused by heavy rainfall. At this time, it was reported that 25 deaths had occurred as a result. This natural disaster took place in the village of Roquevilliers located in the Alps.

1926 U.S.A. -- Tornadoes

27 Tornadoes including an F4 that struck the town of Heber Springs, Arkansas on Thanksgiving weekend killed 76 people across southern states

1935 Brazil -- Communists

Getulio Vargas asked the government of Brazil to declare an official two-month seizure on the nation of Brazil. The communists were grasping very intently for power in the northeast of this country. They had already been reported to having gained control over Natal.

1941 World War II -- Pearl Harbor

1941 : Adm. Harold R. Stark, U.S. chief of naval operations, tells Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, that both President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull think a Japanese surprise attack is a distinct possibility.

Born This Day In History November 25th

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Percy Sledge

Born: 25th November 1940 Leighton, Alabama

Known For : Best known for his worlwide hit in 1966 "When A Man Loves A Woman" a great mix of American Rhythm and blues and soul which reached number 1 on most of the worlds pop charts at the time.

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Joe DiMaggio

Born: 25th November 1914 Martinez, California

Died: 8th March 1999 Hollywood, Florida

Known For : Baseball hall of famer who played for the New York Yankees from 1936 to 1951. During his career he was selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played. He achieved a 56-game hitting streak (May 15th - July 16, 1941) which is thought to be one of the greatest feats in all of sports, he has been consistantly voted as one of the world's five best ever baseball players. His private life also became major news when he married Marilyn Monroe in 1954 but were divorced within the year.

1947 New Zealand -- Gains Effective Legislative Independence

1947 : New Zealand ratifies the "Statute of Westminster 1931" which provides Effective Legislative Independence from Britain. Australia had ratified the act in 1942. The act allows the countries to be fully independent as self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth but only in the voluntary and symmetric sharing of the institution of the monarchy

1947 U.S.A. -- "Hollywood Ten and the Red Scare"

The Hollywood Ten consisting of Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott and Dalton Trumbo are cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to give testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities on the 24th November because of their alleged membership in or sympathy toward the American Communist Party. They are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios and can not work.

1950 U.S.A. -- Heavy Snowfall

Several feet of snow fell on a single day in many of the northeastern States today and combined with hurricane force winds in excess of 100 MPH caused millions of dollars in property damage and kills 160 people.

1952 England -- The Mousetrap

1952 : The Whodunit The Mousetrap written by Agatha Christie opens in London at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End. It will go on to be the longest running play in history with 20,000 performances in London's West End, It is still running today having moved to a St Martins Theatre in 1974 .

1960 Scotland -- Loch Ness Monster

1960 : Scottish Parliament met in order to protect the alleged existence of the Loch Ness Monster. It was reported that a group of young English men were planning on dropping homemade bombs into the water in order to send the Loch Ness creature to the surface. This would result in the capture of the beast for further study. J.R. Johnstone, the Chief constable of the County of Inverness supported scientific study of this mysterious creature. However he did not support bombing it in the process-if it did exist.

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1963 Greece -- Military Coup

A military coup supported by the army, navy and air force has deposed the government led by President George Papadopoulos. The coup was a bloodless affair and is supported by most ordinary Greeks as Papadopoulos was generally hated by the general population due to the repression and brutality of his regime.

1973 U.S.A. -- Energy Crisis

1973 : House speaker Carl Albert criticized President Richard Nixon very harshly. Albert believed that Nixon was deceiving the American people and not telling them about the real cause and severity of the energy crisis. Moreover, Albert did not think that Nixon was advocated adequate enough energy conservation measures.

1980 U.S.A. -- Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard regains welterweight championship when he defeats Roberto Duran in the eighth round .

1983 Luxembourg -- Soccer Hooliganism

British soccer fans continue their poor behavior which has made them the worst "fans" in soccer as they go on a rampage in Luxembourg after a European Championship match. Find Out More About More History Of The Game Of Soccer including origins, growth, and the modern game.

1983 Syria -- PLO

An agreement was made by members of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) to evacuate forces from Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. This announcement came from both Saudi Arabia and Syria. There was no immediate confirmation made by the PLO, however.

1985 Malta -- Egyptian Combat Unit Storms EgyptAir Flight 648

1985 : Terrorists belonging to the Abu Nidal Palestinian terrorist Organization hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 shortly after takeoff from Athens on the 23rd. The pilot is forced to land the aircraft at Luqa Airport in Malta. After some negotiation some of the passengers were allowed off but as the terrorists became more desperate they began shooting passengers one every 15 minutes. As the situation deteriated an Egyptian Combat Unit is bought in and on the 25th they attack the aircraft with explosives and stormed the aircraft. The commando raid ended in disaster leaving 56 (out of the remaining 88) passengers, two crew members, and one terrorist dead.

1986 U.S.A. -- Iran-Contra affair

1986 : President Reagan tells the press that the national security adviser ( Vice Adm. John M. Poindexter ) and a member of the admiral's staff ( Lieut. Col. Oliver L. North ) had left their posts because he had not been fully informed of the details of the Iran-Contra affair and that $30 million intended to pay for American arms had been secretly diverted to rebel forces in Nicaragua. President Reagan has asked for a complete factual record with respect to the implementation of his policy toward Iran.

1987 Philippines -- Supertyphoon Nina

1987 : Supertyphoon Nina the strongest typhoon ( category 5 )to strike the Philippines in 20 years with wind gusts in excess of 200 mph and one of the worst storm surges ever to strike the Philippines. The storm surge submerged 14 fishing villages on the Philippine coast burying under water 35,000 homes and buildings, the death toll from that surge alone left over 500 dead with the total toll for the typhoon estimated at over 1,000.

1992 Czechoslovakia -- Country To Split

Because of growing nationalist tensions in the country over economic differences the Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into two countries the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1st, 1993.

From 1950s Kids Clothes Page

  • 1955 Girls Clothes 1955 Girls Clothes
    Price: $1.94 - $8.44
    Description Girls in 1955 could choose from a widening range of bright and fun options, including corduroy jumpers ranging from yellow to bright pink and plaid circle skirt dresses with ruffle accents, bows, and beautiful collars. Teenage girls could go for a more sophisticated look with two piece ensembles, blazer jackets, and slimmer skirt shapes.

  • From 1921 Fashion Clothes Page

    • Canton Crepe Dress 1921 Canton Crepe Dress
      Price: $13.95

      Pretty and tastefully applied trimming combined with rich lustrous material make this latest New York style appropriate for any occasion. Fashioned of all silk canton crepes in our usual good quality, which we know from long experience will give the service you expect. Bonaz embroidery is used in novel fashion on waist, skirt and sleeves, which are in the new puff design. Skirt of generous sweep is gathered at waistline with elastic girdle. Crushed sash ties in wide bow in back. Closes at left front. Choose from black with red trimming or black with green trimming.

    • Georgette Crepe Blouse 1921 Georgette Crepe Blouse
      Price: $5.98

      A very dressy Blouse and one that will appeal to the most conservative woman. Made of good quality silk Georgette. The collar, cuffs and front panel are effectively trimmed with silk Georgette in contrasting color. Front is also trimmed with hand embroidery, as pictured. Blouse slips on over the head and is held in place at each side with Georgette sashes.

    1995 Germany -- Nato Troops

    Ground troops stationed in Germany were preparing the way for their trip to Bosnia and surrounding locations. For instance, the 29th Area Support Group was in the process of setting up an intermediate supply base for combat troops. This support group was meant to be the main resource for the U.S. 1st Army Division and additional NATO units.

    1998 Turkey -- Government Collapses

    The government of Turkey collapses after losing a no confidence motion in the Turkish assembly over corruption allegations involving Turkish Mafia connections .

    2000 Azerbaijan -- Baku earthquake

    2000 : An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale strikes Baku the capital of Azerbaijan, the number of deaths was below 30 but much of the city was without phone lines and electricity.

    2001 Afghanistan -- Osama Bin Laden

    It was reported that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in the Jalalabad (eastern Afghanistan) area. At least one source also revealed that Bin Laden had allegedly been traveling around by horseback during the night hours.

    2002 U.S.A. -- Identity Theft

    One of the largest identity theft operations run had managed by this date to steal from 30,000 people. Only three men were known to be in on this particular ring at this time. One of the suspects had allegedly sold passwords to stolen credit reports. These credit reports were obtained by an employee of an online credit report service.

    2002 U.S.A. -- UNAids Report

    The United Nation UNAids report has estimated 40 million people are now living with HIV/Aids with an estimated 3.1m Aids-related deaths last year.

    Breakdown Of rough numbers of Aids/ HIV by area

    Sub-Saharan Africa 29.4 million

    South America 1.5 million

    Eastern Europe 1.2 million

    China 1.2 million

    North America 1 million

    Asia 3/4 million

    North Africa and the Middle East 1/2 million

    Western Europe 1/2 million

    Australia 1/10 million

    2005 Poland -- Warsaw Pact

    2005 : Radek Sikorski the Polish Minister of National Defence makes its military archives for Warsaw Pact military plans from the 1980's in the case of war with the West publicly available through the Institute of National Remembrance. The plans consisted of a swift land offensive (using nuclear weapons if necessary) with the objective to secure Western Europe in 7 days.

    2006 Bahrain -- Bahrain Elections

    Bahrain held its parliamentary elections for the 40-seat lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, as well as for its municipal elections. There was a 72% turnout in the first round of polling. Shi'ite and Sunni Islamists dominated the poll and did well in the first round of voting. The women candidates of the 2006 election were reported to have received numerous threats from the other Islamic parties.

    2008 United States -- Federal Reserve announces stimulus

    The Federal Reserve is to inject another $800bn (£526.8bn) into the US economy in a further effort to stabilise the financial system. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says that the stimulus package is aimed at making more lending available to consumers. About $600bn will be used to buy up mortgage-backed securities, while $200bn is being targeted at unfreezing the consumer credit market.

    2009 Venezuela -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Hugo Chavez

    The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Venezuela on the third leg of South American tour to boost his countries ties to the area. He will be signing business and industrial accords with the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez, who has said he wants to develop nuclear energy, has backed Iran's right to a nuclear programme. The Iranian leader had arrived from Bolivia where he and President Evo Morales had already stressed the right of all nations to run a peaceful nuclear programme.

    2009 World -- Wikileaks publishes 9/11 pager messages

    2009 : The unfolding story of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon is being given to the public with more than 500,000 intercepted pager messages (many from US officials) published online in the order in which they were sent. The messages will begin at 8am GMT, and continue for 24 hours until all of the messages are distrubuted. Wikileaks will be including pager messages that were sent on the day by officials in the Pentagon, the New York police and witnesses to the collapse of the twin towers.

    2011 Mexico -- Twenty-Six Bodies Found in Cars in Guadalajara

    Police discovered twenty-six bodies of men who had been killed by drug gangs in Guadalajara, Mexico. The killings were a sign of an escalation of violence between drug gangs in the city. The find came about a week after seventeen burned bodies were found in cars in Sinaloa.

    2012 Saudi Arabia -- British Actress Dies

    2012 : Dinah Sheridan, a British actress who had been in such movies as The Railway Children and Genevieve as well as many television shows, died at the age of ninety-two.

    2013 Australia -- Australian Family Sets Christmas Lights Record

    Guinness World Records stated that the Richards family in Canberra, Australia set the world record for having the most Christmas lights with over 500,000 lights around their home.

    From 1920s Fashion Accessories Page

  • Ear Puffs Hair Piece Ear Puffs Hair Piece
    Price $1.98
    A new style that has been adopted by both young and mature women. Small puffs of artistically waved fine quality hair are attached with hairpins at the ears as shown in the picture. An inexpensive aid in securing a smart appearance.
  • Flowered Taffeta Petticoat Flowered Taffeta Petticoat
    Price $1.98
    Flowered cotton taffeta petticoat recommended for durability. Attractive flounce, tucked and ruffled.
  • Rolling Brim Sailor Hat Rolling Brim Sailor Hat
    Price $4.98
    Rolling brim sailor of silk velour. Excellent for sports or dress wear. Silk grosgrain ribbon band around crown, terminating in a large tailored bow with ends at side. Colors come in navy blue, rose, Copen, purple, brown, or taupe.