32 fun facts for November, 25

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 25th is a day filled with significant events and notable milestones, ranging from the first Nobel Prizes awarded to the birth of modern environmentalism. It's a day to remember and celebrate achievements in various fields, from art and science to social and political advancements.
32 Fun facts
  1. November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated the day to raise awareness about gender-based violence and promote efforts to prevent and eliminate it.
  2. In 1783, the last British troops left New York City, following the American Revolutionary War. This date is known as Evacuation Day, and it signified the end of British rule in the United States.
  3. On November 25, 1952, Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" premiered in London. It remains the longest-running play in the history of British theater, having been performed continuously for over 60 years.
  4. On this day in 1936, the Anti-Comintern Pact was signed by Germany and Japan. This agreement was directed against the Communist International, and it aimed at strengthening the two countries' military and political cooperation.
  5. Saint Catherine of Alexandria's feast day is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on November 25. According to legend, she was a strong defender of her Christian faith who was martyred during the early fourth century.
  6. In 1959, the first passenger flight of the Boeing 720 took place. This jet airliner was designed for medium-range flights and was produced until 1967.
  7. November 25, 1970, marked the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, which would lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  8. South Korea celebrates National Soba Noodle Day on November 25. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat flour, are a popular dish in Korean cuisine and are appreciated for their health benefits.
  9. In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. This groundbreaking concept transformed our understanding of space, time, and gravity.
  10. On this day in 1984, British pop star Robbie Williams was born. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band Take That before embarking on a successful solo career.
  11. On November 25, 1960, the Mirabal sisters were assassinated in the Dominican Republic. They were political activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, and their deaths helped to galvanize the opposition against his regime.
  12. In 1715, English mountaineer and travel writer William Windham discovered the Mer de Glace glacier in the French Alps. It remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chamonix, France.
  13. The first recorded cricket match in Australia took place on November 25, 1803. The game was played between the English soldiers and settlers at Sydney Parade in what is now the city's downtown area.
  14. In 1930, on this day, Cecil George Paine became the first person to be convicted using fingerprint evidence in the United Kingdom. This groundbreaking technique has become a crucial tool in criminal investigations worldwide.
  15. In 1859, author and naturalist Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking book, "On the Origin of Species." The book introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection and remains a cornerstone of modern biology.
  16. On November 25, 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act, creating the Department of Homeland Security. This new department was designed to protect the United States from terrorism and other threats after the September 11 attacks.
  17. November 25, 1915, marked the first public performance of "In Flanders Fields." This poem, written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by soldiers during times of war.
  18. In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. November 25 was designated as a national day of mourning all over the United States to honor the slain president.
  19. In 1999, GPS night blind-driving competitions debuted in Åre, Sweden. Competitors navigated a snowy course using only GPS coordinates to find their way, and the event has grown in popularity ever since.
  20. The first major oil pipeline in Alaska was completed on November 25, 1977. Stretching more than 800 miles, the pipeline still transports crude oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil field to the port of Valdez.
  21. In 1966, Tina Turner, R&B and pop music legend, made her music debut on this day, with the release of her first album.
  22. In 1844, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels met for the first time in Paris, beginning their collaboration on works that laid the foundation for modern communism.
  23. The first rugby union test between England and New Zealand took place on November 25, 1905. New Zealand, known as the All Blacks, defeated England 15-0 at Crystal Palace in London.
  24. On November 25, 1961, cartoonist Bill Watterson was born. He is best known as the creator of the popular comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes."
  25. In 1965, Canadian musician Doug Ford invented the "Crossfire Hurricane," a technique that involves lighting one's guitar on fire during a live performance.
  26. On this day in 1976, the prototype of the Concorde supersonic passenger jet made its first non-stop transatlantic flight from London to New York City.
  27. In 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded on November 25. The prestigious international awards honor outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.
  28. On November 25, 1920, automobile manufacturer Rolls-Royce opened its first factory in the United States, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  29. In 1951, the first photo-finish camera in horse racing was installed on this day at Florida's Hialeah Park Race Track.
  30. On November 25, 1961, Italian racing driver Riccardo Patrese was born. He competed in Formula One from 1977 to 1993, and he is the seventh most successful driver in terms of race starts.
  31. On this day in 1910, the founding of the Argentine Olympic Committee took place. This organization oversees Argentina's participation in the Olympic Games and other international sports events.
  32. In 1930, physicist and engineer Seymour Cray was born. His work in the field of high-performance computing led to the development of the first supercomputers.