GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, November 25, the 329th day of 2014 with 36 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:46 and sunset is @ 4:15. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1602 – Explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno gave Santa Catalina Island its present name.
1758 – The British captured Fort Duquesne in the French and Indian War.
1783 – The British evacuated New York City, their last military position of theRevolutionary War. George Washington entered the city in triumph. The British had captured the city in 1776 and held it for seven years.
1884 – Evaporated milk was patented by John Mayenberg of St. Louis.
1952 – Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap” opened at London’s Ambassadors Theatre– starting the longest continuous run of any theatrical show in the world.
1963 – Assassinated President John F. Kennedy was buried with full military honors inArlington National Cemetery.
1973 – Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
1974 – The British government outlawed the IRA in all of Great Britain, includingNorthern Ireland, after IRA bombs hurt and killed many in Birmingham, England.
1975 – Suriname, formerly called Dutch Guiana, became an independent republic.
1986 – President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese divulged that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels, revealing the Iran-Contra Affair.
1999 – Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elien Gonzalez was rescued by two fishermen off the coast of Florida.
2003 – Officials in Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaidamember suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen’s coast.