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United Nations: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
(Observed per 11/25/1999 resolution of the United Nations General Assembly)
United Nations Women Crimes Against Women Center for Women's Global Leadership History Channel
1897 Willie "The Lion" Smith (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1912 John Sengstacke (Georgia-born Editor, Publisher of the Chicago Defender and Other African-American Newspapers) John Sengstacke Chicago Authors Journalism African-American Authors
1920 Ricardo Montalban (Mexican-American Actor) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Television Latin-American Performing Artists Biography,com
1928 Etta James (South Carolina-born African-American Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Nat Adderley (Florida-born African-American Trumpet Player) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicans African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Sports Figures
1874 Joe Gans (Maryland-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1903 William DeHart Hubbard (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; First African-American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal) Ohio Sports Figures 1924 Summer Olympics Track & Field Hall of  Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Harold Washington (First African-American Mayor of Chicago) Chicago Political and Social Leaders African American Political and Social Leaders
1715 Sebastián Vizcaíno Renames the California Island of Pimu to Santa Catalina, in Honor of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catalina Island, California Catholic Saints Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1876 U.S. Troops Destroy the Village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife in Retaliation for the Massacre at Little Bighorn Westward Expansion Cheyenne Indians Native American Studies Death History Channel
1885 Scottish Settlers Leave Glasgow Bound for Sarasota, Florida Glasgow, Scotland Sarasota, Florida Immigration Florida Historical Society
1955 The Interstate Commerce Commission Bans Racial Segregation on Interstate Trains and Buses U.S. Government Racism Railroads Transportation U.S. Civil Rights Movement Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Virginia
1999 The United Nations Passes a Resolution Designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women United Nations Women Historic World Documents History Channel
Sport Fishermen Rescue Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez off the Coast of Florida K-12 TLC Case Study of Elian Gonzalez Latin-American Studies New York Times
2002 The Baltimore Ravens Hire Ozzie Newsome as the First African-American General Manager in the National Football League Maryland Sports Figures Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baltimore Sun African American Registry

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