Today in History for 25th November 2019

Historical Events

1491 – The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins
1598 – Jacob Cornelius van Neck’s merchant fleet reaches Bantam, West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
1955 – Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party
1965 – Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
1995 – “Patti LuPone on Broadway” closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1501 – Yi Hwang, Korean Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty, born in Ongye-ri, Andong, North Gyeongsang Province (d. 1570)
1721 – Willem Crul, British admiral (West-Indies), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1781)
1753 – Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, born in Mühltroff (d. 1817)
1858 – Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
1960 – Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
1983 – Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer/songwriter

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Famous Deaths

1883 – Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
1894 – Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist, dies at 82
1914 – Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, dies at 79
1948 – Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)
1974 – Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
1997 – Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

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