Once Upon A Time – November 25 – 1783 – Britain Evacuates New York City, Its Last Military Position In The United States

1177 Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force

1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in the United States

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.

1905 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $8.50 set in the “Scientific American” which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile

1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal

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Today In Film & TV

1947 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies

2013 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Today In Sport

1979 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

2005 Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians showing maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, including the nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities by Soviet-controlled forces.

1715 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn

Famous Weddings

1795 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

1908 Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake

1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter Jessie marries in The White House

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