Today in History for 25th November 2018

Historical Events

1177 – Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force
1937 – World’s Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
1941 – German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
1951 – Cleveland halfback Dub Jones ties the NFL record for most touchdowns in a game crossing for 6 in Browns 42-21 win v Chicago Bears at Cleveland Stadium
1973 – US cuts maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal

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Famous Birthdays

1876 – Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
1886 – Rex Maupin, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri
1895 – Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
1928 – James “Jimmy” Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
1963 – Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
1972 – Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China

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Famous Deaths

1456 – Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle
1686 – Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)
1700 – Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 17th Mayor of New York City (1686-88), dies at 57
1923 – Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
1968 – Phil Lord, actor (Stud’s Place), dies at 89
2006 – Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)

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