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Thursday, November 25, 2010

This Day in History: November 25

1783: The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States, during the Revolutionary War.

1914: Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, Calif.

1947: Movie studio executives agreed to blacklist the Hollywood 10, who were jailed a day earlier for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

1963: The body of slain President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

1973: Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.

1987: Chicago Mayor Harold Washington died after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.

1999: Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.

2002: President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.

2003: The Senate gave final congressional approval to Medicare legislation combining a new prescription drug benefit with measures to control costs before the baby boom generation reaches retirement age.

2003: Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaida member suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen's coast.

2008: Football player Michael Vick pleaded guilty to a Virginia dogfighting charge and received a three-year suspended sentence.

2009: Toyota said it would replace the gas pedals on 4 million vehicles in the United States because the pedals could get stuck in the floor mats and cause sudden acceleration.


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