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To­day is Sun­day, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2018. There are 36 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery; his widow, Jac­que­line, lighted an “eter­nal flame” at the grave site.

On this date:

In 1783, the British evac­u­ated New York dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War. In 1864, dur­ing the Civil War, Con­fed­er­ate agents set a se­ries of ar­son fires in New York; the blazes were quickly ex­tin­guished.

In 1915, a new ver­sion of the Ku Klux Klan, tar­get­ing blacks, Jews, Catholics and im­mi­grants, was founded by Wil­liam Joseph Sim­mons.

In 1940, the car­toon char­ac­ter Woody Wood­pecker made his de­but in the an­i­mated short “Knock Knock.”

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 1961, the first nu­clear-pow­ered air­craft car­rier, USS En­ter­prise, was com­mis­sioned.

In 1986, 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.

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