Today In History

Today in History: Friday, November  25, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of slain President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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On this date in:
1783 The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States, during the Revolutionary War.
1914 Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, Calif.
1947 Movie studio executives agreed to blacklist the Hollywood 10, who were jailed a day earlier for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
1973 Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
1986 The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

1987 Chicago Mayor Harold Washington died after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.
1999 Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.
2002 President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.
2003 The Senate gave final congressional approval to Medicare legislation combining a new prescription drug benefit with measures to control costs before the baby boom generation reaches retirement age.
2003 Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaida member suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen’s coast.
2006 Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire to end a five-month Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and the firing of rockets by Palestinian militants into the Jewish state.
2008 Football player Michael Vick pleaded guilty to a Virginia dogfighting charge and received a three-year suspended sentence.
Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Christina Applegate turns 45 years old today.

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Name Profession Age
Joe Gibbs Hall of Fame football coach 76
Percy Sledge R&B singer 76
Ben Stein Actor, game show host 72
John Larroquette Actor (“Night Court”) 69
Amy Grant Country-gospel singer 56
Jerry Ferrara Actor (“Entourage”) 37
Barbara Bush Daughter of President George W. Bush 35
Jenna Bush Daughter of President George W. Bush 35
Actress Jill Hennessy turns 47 years old today.

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