In 1939, the first and only Gold Bowl football game was played in Juneau.
In 1980, a roaming dog killed three caribou calves at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The caribou had been the subject of nutrition and metabolism studies.
In the nation
In 1765, Frederick County, Md., became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.
In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."
In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
In 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, was set to expire by day's end.
In 1963, President Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy.
In the world
In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese.
In 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.
In 1996, a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing about two-thirds of the 175 people on board.