Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 25 NOVEMBER
1981 | In the Seychelles a coup fails that was started by South African mercenaries led by Colonel Thomas Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare.
1993 | A bomb attack targeting the Prime Minister of Egyptian, Atef Sedki, failed.
1997 | Katiza Cebekhulu appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to testify that he saw Winnie Madikizela-Mandela kill Stompie Seipei.
2004 | 14 underage prostitutes are rescued by the child prostitution and trafficking task team in Johannesburg.
1957 | Founder of the Anglo American Corporation, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (77)
1997 | 1st President of Malawi, Hastings Banda (99)
2004 | South African poet, Sheila Cussons (82)
1944 | 8th vice-president of Kenya, Michael Kijana Wamalwa
1945 | South African artist, Stanley Bongani Nkosi
1980 | South African footballer, Aaron Mokoena
1980 | South African cricketer, Alviro Petersen
2006 | The Springboks beat England 25-14 on their end of year tour of Europe.
2014 | Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick and becomes the top goal scorer in the Champions League.
1968 | Hatey Bazarey, an Indian art film, wins the Golden Lotus at the 15th National Film Awards in India
2013 | Disney releases Frozen’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Africa has 2 364 bird species, which is more than 25% in the world. 67% of the bird species are endemic to the African continent.