On This Day 25 November

Important Days

Important Events

1758 – French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Later, Fort Pitt will be built nearby and grow into modern Pittsburgh.

1876 – American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack the sleeping village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife at the headwaters of the Powder River.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1898 – Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1926 – Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)

1940 – Shyamal Kumar Sen, Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal

1972 – Deepa Marathe, Indian cricketer

1983 – Jhulan Goswami, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1984 – Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1913)

2014 – Sitara Devi, Indian dancer, and choreographer (b. 1920)