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November 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 25

November 25th is also known as Parfait Day and Shopping Reminder Day.

We made it to day 329 of the year and there’s only 36 days left to go until we reach the new year.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Sagittarius.

Are you ready to be wowed? You certainly will be once you’ve read all the incredible events, both good and bad, that all happened on this very day.

Did you know that on this day in 1817, the US had its first sword swallowing performance in New York City? The performer was Senaa Samma, who had traveled from Tamil Nadu, India.

Keep reading for more facts about November 25th in history!

What Happened On November 25 In History?

2019

The world’s largest luxury goods corporation, Louis Vuitton (LVMH), bought jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion.

1975

The Netherlands granted Suriname independence, and it has since been celebrated as Suriname Independence Day.

1924

USPTO received trademark for the Kleenex brand name.

1905

Telimco made the first ever advertisement for a civilian radio set.

The ad in "Scientific American" had it priced at $7.50 (about $220 in 2020) and claimed to receive signals for up to one mile.
1884

Powdered milk was patented by John B. Meyenberg from St. Louis.

1847

The romantic comedic opera “Marta” premiered in Vienna by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges.

1839

A fatal cyclone struck east India killing over 300,000 people and destroying some 20,000 ships.

1817

The US had its first sword swallowing performance in New York City.

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1715

The UK approved the first American patent.

OTD in 1715: The UK approved the first American patent.
It was for a machine that processed corn.
1667

A fatal earthquake killed 80,000 people near the city of Shemakha, Azerbaijan.

The quake was around 6.9 in magnitude with an epicenter at a depth of 7.5 miles.
1491

The Treaty of Granada was signed, which marked the end of the Grenada War, which started in 1482.

Did you know that on this day, November 25th 1817, the US had its first sword swallowing performance in New York City?