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Friday, November 25, 2016

Today in History

2348 BC
 Biblical scholars have long asserted this to be the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood.
1863
Union ends the siege of Chattanooga with the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
1876
Colonel Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife‘s village, in the Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the so-called Great Sioux War.
1901
Japanese Prince Ito arrives in Russia to seek concessions in Korea.
1914
German Field Marshal Friedrich von Hindenburg calls off the Lodz offensive 40 miles from Warsaw, Poland. The Russians lose 90,000 to the Germans’ 35,000 in two weeks of fighting.
1918
Chile and Peru sever relations.
1921
Hirohito becomes regent of Japan.
1923
Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America commences for the first time.
1930
An earthquake in Shizouka, Japan kills 187 people.
1939
Germany reports four British ships sunk in the North Sea, but London denies the claim.
1946
The U.S. Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the U.S. government.
1947
The Big Four meet to discuss the German and European economy.
1951
A truce line between U.N. troops and North Korea is mapped out at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.
1955
The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.
1963
The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1964
Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.
1986
As Reagan announces the Justice Department’s findings concerning the Iran-Contra affair; secretary Fawn Hall smuggles important documents out of Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office.
1987
Typhoon Nina sticks the Philippines with 165 mph winds and a devastating storm surge and causes over 1,030 deaths.
1992
Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to partition the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, beginning Jan. 1, 1993.
2008
Sri Lanka is hit by Cyclone Nisha, bringing the highest rainfall the area had seen in 9 decades; 15 people die, 90,000 are left homeless.

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