Lost and Found – November 25th Edition

What to remember about November 25th…

  • 1783  3 months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the last British troops withdraw from New York
  • 1863  Union troops crush Rebels at Battle of Missionary Ridge; Confederates forced to withdraw from Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1864  Confederate “Copperhead” sympathizers start over 20 fires in attempt to burn down New York City
  • 1947  After being cited for contempt of Congress, the “Hollywood 10” are blacklisted by the major studios
  • 1963  Johnson proclamation declares a day of national mourning as President Kennedy is buried in Arlington Cemetary
  • 1985  Former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Ronald W. Pelton is arrested for attempting to sell secrets to the Soviets
  • 1986  Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that profits from arms sales to Iran used to supply arms to Nicaraguan Contra rebels
  • 1999  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women established by the United Nations
  • 2002  President Bush signs bill creating Department of Homeland Security

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