On November 25th in:
1758-The British captured Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in the French and Indian Wars.
1783-The British evacuated New York City, their last military position, after the Revolutionary War.
1841-The slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. They had been defended by former president John Quincy Adams.
1947-Movie executives blacklisted the "Hollywood Ten."
1986-Iran-Contra scandal broke.
1998-Jiang Zemin became the first Chinese head of state to visit Japan since World War II.
1999-Elian Gonzalez was rescued off the coast of Florida.
2002-President George W. Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security and named Tom Ridge as head.