Historical Events for 25th November 2019

1357 – Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1839 – Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people
1925 – KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1968 – 15th National Film Awards (India): “Hatey Bazarey” wins the Golden Lotus
1969 – John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK’s support for Vietnam War
1970 – In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt
1973 – 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1979 – Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
1982 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.
2015 – Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic

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