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Today in History: November 25

On this day in Bahamian history in 2013, 110 Haitian migrants whose boat had capsized in Bahamian waters were rescued by the United States Coast Guard near Harvey Cay in Exuma.

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On this day in Bahamian history in 2013, 110 Haitian migrants whose boat had capsized in Bahamian waters were rescued by the United States Coast Guard near Harvey Cay in Exuma.

Thirty confirmed deaths were associated with that capsized boat. The following morning, the survivors were taken to Staniel Cay, before being brought to the capital. 


In 2015, in the wake of hurricane Joaquin, then Prime Minister Perry Christie issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday November 25 “a National Day of Thanksgiving & Repentance.”

A national service of thanksgiving and repentance was held in New Providence and the Family Islands.


In 1963 United States President John F. Kennedy was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, three days after his assassination.


In 1999 six-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez survived a smuggling boat shipwreck on its way to the United States, sparking a controversial custody case between the two countries.


In 2001 Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Massachusetts became the first organization to report the successful cloning of a human embryo. The company said it did not intend to create a human being but to use the stem cells to treat disease.


Finally in 2016, Cuban political leader Fidel Castro, who transformed his country into the first communist state in the western hemisphere and became a symbol of communist revolution in Latin America, died at age 90.

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