Associated Press, Published November 25 2010
On this date in history: Nov. 25 marks more than ThanksgivingToday, Nov. 25, is the 329th day of 2010. There are 36 days left in the year on this Thanksgiving Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid
to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, first lady
Jacqueline Kennedy, lighted an "eternal flame" at the gravesite.
On this date:
In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military
position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
In 1940, the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker made his debut
in the animated short "Knock Knock."
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight
In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council
welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quit in the
eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome.
In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald
Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from
secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
In 1999, five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of
sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an
international custody battle.
In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating
the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be
One year ago: 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.