TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 25, 1920
Radio station WTAW of College Station, Texas, broadcast the first playby-play description of a football game, between Texas University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. (Texas won, 7-3.)
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1915
A new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded by William Joseph Simmons, who proclaimed himself Imperial Wizard as he staged a cross-burning on Stone Mountain outside Atlanta.
The cartoon character Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the animated short “Knock Knock” produced by Walter Lantz.
The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.