November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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1034 - Malcolm II of Scotland died. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, instead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter, inherited the throne.
1120 - Wreck of the White Ship in the English Channel. William Adelin, son of Henry I of England drowned.
1177 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeated Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1491 - The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1542 - Battle of Solway Moss. An English army invades Scotland and defeats a Scottish army.
1758 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.
1783 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
1795 - Partitions of Poland: Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, was forced to abdicate and move to Russia.
1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge - At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
1874 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party made primarily of farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873.
1876 - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the dramatic American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife 's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
Stem cell injection restores ability to walk
A team of Korean researchers reported on November 25, 2004, that they had transplanted multi-potent adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood to a patient suffering from a spinal cord injury and she can now walk on her own. The patient could not even stand up for the last 19 years. The team was co-headed by researchers at Chosun University, Seoul National University and the Seoul Cord Blood Bank (SCB). For the unprecedented clinical test, the scientists isolated adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood and then injected them into the damaged part of the spinal cord.
1562 - Félix Lope de Vega, playwright (d. 1635)
1577 - Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
1609 - Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (d. 1669)
1817 - John Bigelow, American statesman, author (d. 1911)
1830 - Lina Morgenstern , writer (d. 1909)
1835 - Andrew Carnegie, industrialist, philanthropist (d. 1919)
1844 - Karl Benz, engineer (d. 1929)
1846 - Carry Nation, temperance advocate (d. 1911)
1874 - Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
1881 - Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)
1883 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, F.R.C., Rosicrucian, founder of AMORC
1883 - Merrill C. Meigs, newspaper publisher, aviation promoter (d. 1968)
1893 - Joseph Krutch , American naturalist, author (d. 1970)
1895 - Wilhelm Kempff, German conductor (d. 1991)
1895 - Ludvík Svoboda politician and Czechoslovakia President (d. 1979)
1896 - Virgil Thomson, composer, music critic (d. 1989)
1904 - Lillian Copeland, American athlete
1913 - Lewis Thomas, physician, essayist (d. 1993)
1914 - Léon Zitrone , animator
1914 - Joe DiMaggio, baseball player (d. 1999)
1915 - Augusto Pinochet, Chilean politician
1920 - Ricardo Montalban, actor
1925 - Jeffrey Hunter, actor (d. 1969)
1926 - Poul Anderson, science fiction writer (d. 2001)
1933 - Kathryn Grant , actress
1940 - Reinhard Furrer, physicist, astronaut (d. 1995)
1940 - Joe Gibbs, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach
1944 - Ben Stein, actor, game show host, political consultant
1947 - John Larroquette, actor
1952 - Imran Khan, cricket player
1959 - Charles Kennedy, British politician
1960 - Amy Grant, singer
1960 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of President John F. Kennedy (d. 1999)
1965 - Cris Carter, American football player
1965 - Bernie Kosar, American football quarterback
1971 - Christina Applegate, American actress
1971 - Magnus Arvedson, hockey player
1978 - Shina Ringo, Japanese musician, singer, and song writer.
1979 - Thea Gilmore, British singer and songwriter
1981 - Barbara and Jenna Bush, daughters of President George W. Bush
1986 - Amber Hagerman, kidnapping, murder victim (d. 1996)
1920 - Gaston Chevrolet, automobile pioneer
1944 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball commissioner
1947 - Léon-Paul Fargue, poet
1959 - Gérard Philipe, actor
1968 - Upton Sinclair, journalist, politician, writer
1965 - Dame Myra Hess, English pianist (b. 1890)
1970 - Yukio Mishima, writer
1972 - Henri Coanda, aerodynamics pioneer
1973 - Laurence Harvey, actor
1974 - U Thant, former UN Secretary-General
1974 - Nick Drake, musician
1981 - Jack Albertson, actor
1998 - Flip Wilson, actor, comedian
Holidays and observances
Celebration for the year 2003 of the Muslim festival of Eid (which has no set date in the Gregorian calendar because the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar, not the solar, cycle)
Feast day of St Catherine Laboure
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