Today in History: November 25, Fidel Castro dies at 90

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Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2022. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2016, Fidel Castro, who led his rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, died at age 90. On this date: In 1783, the British evacuated New York during the Revolutionary War. In 1914, baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, California. In 1915, a new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded by William Joseph Simmons. In 1947, movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the “Hollywood Ten” who’d been cited for contempt of Congress the day before. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke. In 1961, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, was commissioned. In 1963, the body of...
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