Here’s a look at what happened On this day, November 25, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: NOVEMBER 25
1981 | Armed South African mercenaries led by Colonel “Mad Mike” Hoare, attempted a failed coup in the Seychelles.
2004 | It was publicly announced that a child prostitution and trafficking task force rescued 14 prostitutes in the city of Johannesburg.
2009 | Jeddah floods: Strange rains fell on the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the ongoing Hajj. Three thousand cars were swept away and 122 people perished in the torrents, while another 350 were missing.
1999 | A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elián González, was rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.
nineteen ninety six | An ice storm hit the central United States, killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm ripped through Florida with winds in excess of 90 mph, downing trees and flipping trailers.
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1938 | South African war correspondent and writer, Al J Venter.
1992 | South African musician, King Monada.
1962 | Australian woodworker and television presenter, Scott Cam.
1973 | Dominican baseball player Octavio Dotel.
1981 | American journalist, Jenna Bush Hager.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2005 | English racing driver Richard Burns, 34 years old.
2014 | American publisher and philanthropist, Irvin J. Borowsky, 90.
2010 | American anthropologist and academic, C. Scott Littleton, 77.
2006 | American actress and publisher, co-founder of Beginner Books, Phyllis Fraser, 90.
2015 | Swedish author and translator, Lennart Hellsing, 96.
1992 | First Division Peterborough United beat Kingstonian 9-1 in the FA Cup First Round on this day.
2015 | In this day “The Good Dinosaur” was released in the United States in Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats, also opening on November 10, 2015 in Paris.
MADE FROM AFRICA
The Sahara desert occupies more than four fifths of the land area of Algeria.