Today in History for November 25th

Highlights of this day in history: President John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington; New details emerge about Iran-Contra affair; British forces leave New York; Elian Gonzalez rescued off Florida coast; Baseball's Joe DiMaggio born. (Nov. 25)

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TIM MCGUIRE: November 25th, 1963. Three days after his slaying in Dallas, the body of President John F Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

RONALD REAGAN: And alleged--


RONALD REAGAN: We did not--

TIM MCGUIRE: In Washington, new details about the Iran Contra affair engulfed President Ronald Reagan's administration. Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese reveal profits from secret arms sales to Iran have been diverted to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1783. British forces evacuate New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

1999. Off the Florida coast, fishermen rescue Elian Gonzalez after he survived a shipwreck while trying to reach the US with his mother. An international custody battle soon unfolds between Elian's father in Cuba and the boy's Miami relatives. The following year, the US government removes Elian from those relatives and returns him to his father.

And 1914.

JOE DIMAGGIO: You know, you're not only doing it for yourself. But at the fans.

TIM MCGUIRE: Joe DiMaggio, one of baseball's greatest hitters and center fielders, was born in Martinez, California.

Today in History, November 25th. Tim McGuire, the Associated Press.