Tagesspiegel: November 25, 2016: Cuba’s ex-President Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba as a dictator for 47 years, dies at the age of 90.

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On Thursday, November 25th, the book of history records, among other things:

1901: The 4th Symphony, G major, by Gustav Mahler will be premiered in Munich.
1936: In Berlin Germany and Japan sign the “Anti-Comintern Pact” to jointly defend against the Communist International.
1941: The film “Jenny and the gentleman in tails” with Gusti Huber and Johannes Heesters is premiered in Vienna.
1971: In the USA, an air pirate jumps off a parachute from a height of 3,000 meters after paying $ 200,000.
1981: Pope John Paul II appoints the German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
1981: The British business newspaper “The Economist” and the “International Institute of Communications” are holding a conference at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna on the topic: “Broadcasting via satellite – the next step”.
1986: US President Ronald Reagan accepts the resignation of security advisor John Poindexter because of the affair of illegal arms deliveries to Iran and the diversion of the proceeds to right-wing Contra rebels in Nicaragua and dismisses his deputy Oliver North, who has to answer to the court.
1996: In Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko enforces the extension of his powers in a referendum against the bitter resistance of the opposition.
2001: Near the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, more than 600 captured Taliban fighters and Arabs are massacred by troops of the Northern Alliance after an alleged revolt in the fortress of Kalai Janghi.
2001: For the first time, scientists at a leading US genetic engineering company have cloned a human embryo. The stem cells obtained in this way are intended to benefit sick people.
2006: After the fatal poison attack on ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, the British police are expanding their investigations. A special unit is investigating where the radioactive substance polonium 210, with which Litvinenko was poisoned at the beginning of November, came from. The ex-spy living in London died on the night of November 24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin and intelligence circles have been linked to the murder in certain political circles.
2016: Cuba’s ex-president Fidel Castro is dead. The revolutionary leader, who ruled Cuba as a dictator for 47 years, dies at the age of 90.

Birthdays: John XXIII (own Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Pope 1958-1963 (1881-1963); Adele Kern, German singer (1901-1980); Karl Waldbrunner, east. Politician (1906-1980); Lee Tsung Dao, US physicist of Chinese origin, Nobel Prize 1957 (1926); Murray Schisgal, US playwright (1926-2020); Nat (Nathaniel) Adderley, US musician (1931-2000); Christina Applegate, US film actress (1971).
Days of Death: Joseph von Rheinberger, liechten.-dt. Organist and composer (1839-1901); Ludolph Brauer, German internist (1865-1951); Maria Domanig, east. Writer (1884-1941); Fidel Castro, cuban. Dictator (1926-2016) (according to other sources 1927-2016).
Name days: Katharina, Egbert, Bernold, Imma, Elisabeth, Karin, Katja, Margaretha, Erasmus, Konrad.

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