Tuesday, November 25, 1997
The Conservative Party meets in Helsinki, Finland.
The "Italy Today" exhibition opens in Beijing.
On the horizon
On Wednesday, November 26, Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny
Primakov is to travel to Colombia for an official state visit.
On Thursday, November 27, European Union budget ministers
are scheduled to meet in Brussels.
On Friday, November 28, leading European media are to hold a
joint conference to discuss the future of Europe.
On Saturday, November 29, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is
to meet with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for one-day talks
at the presidential residence near Moscow.
On Sunday, November 30, a nationwide census will be taken in
On this day
In 1783, the last British troops left New York City at the
end of the American War of Independence.
In 1881, Pope John XXIII was born as Angelo Giuseppe
Roncalli; he became pope in 1958.
In 1882, Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta "Iolanthe"
opened simultaneously in New York and London.
In 1884, evaporated milk was patented by John Mayenberg of
St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1885, King Alfonso XII of Spain died of tuberculosis at
In 1901, Gustav Mahler conducted the world premiere of his
"Fourth Symphony" in Munich.
In 1935, King George II returned to Greece after 12 years of
exile, restored to his throne by a referendum.
In 1936, the Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan
and Germany to collaborate in opposition to the spread of
Communism, was signed.
In 1941, the British battleship Barham was sunk by a German
U-boat off Sollum killing 848.
In 1952, Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opened in
London; still playing to audiences today, it holds the
record for the longest continuous run of any show in the
In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was buried with full
military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, three days
after his assassination.
In 1969, Beatle John Lennon returned his MBE, awarded in
1965, to the queen to protest Britain's policy in Biafra -- now incorporated
into Nigeria -- and its support of the United States in Vietnam.
In 1970, Japanese writer Yukio Mishima committed public
ritual suicide in Tokyo, a protest against the
westernization of Japan and the weakness of its post-World
War II constitution.
In 1971, Denmark and Norway became the first NATO members to
establish full diplomatic relations with North Vietnam.
In 1972, New Zealand's Labour Party swept to power with
a huge majority.
In 1973, in Greece, military dictator George Papadopoulos
was overthrown by rival officers in a bloodless coup.
In 1974, the Irish Republican Army was outlawed in Britain
following the deaths of 21 people in a pub bombing in
Birmingham three days previously.
In 1975, Suriname achieved independence from the
In 1986, John Poindexter resigned as U.S. national security
adviser and Lt. Col. Oliver North was dismissed from the
National Security Council after the Iran-Contra scandal
In 1992, the Czech parliament voted to split the country
into separate Czech and Slovak republics from January 1,
In 1993, Anthony Burgess, British author of the grim futuristic fantasy "A Clockwork Orange," died.
Turkey Day is near for millions of Americans. Don't panic. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is here to keep you and your family happy and free from salmonella this holiday.
Holidays and more
Suriname celebrates Independence Day.
Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate a National Day.
Former NY Yankee great Bucky Dent is 46.
Football player Bernie Kosar Jr. is 34.
Actor John Larroquette is 50.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan