Today in History for 25th November 2021

Historical Events

1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1948 – KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 – Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1976 – O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
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
1983 – Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off

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Famous Birthdays

1752 – Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
1881 – Pope John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1963)
1914 – Eddie Boyd, American blues pianist and singer (“Five Long Years”), born in Mississippi (d. 1994)
1953 – Monique St Pierre, German model, Playboy model (Nov 1978, Playmate of Year 1979), born in Weisbaden, Germany
1957 – Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
1979 – Michael Lehan, American National Football League player

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Famous Deaths

1750 – Francesco Feroci, composer, dies at 77
1948 – Charles D. Brown, American actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
1951 – Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
1959 – Jean Grémillon, French film director, dies at 58
1968 – Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
1971 – Hank Mann, American actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), dies at 84

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