Historical Events on October 25

  • 625 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1131 Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
  • 1147 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
  • 1147 Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1241 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)
  • 1315 Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle.
  • 1415 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight
  • 1415 John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg

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1492 Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

CommunicationSanta María

1492 Christopher Columbus' flagship the Santa María lands at Dominican Republic

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1521 Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

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1555 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
  • 1596 Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • 1616 Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
  • 1621 Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • 1666 Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • 1671 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
  • 1747 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1760 George III becomes King of Great Britain.

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1780 John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock
  • 1812 US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
  • 1828 The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
  • 1854 Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War), 409 die
  • 1854 Prince Menshikov of Crimea occupies British base at Balaclava
  • 1859 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
  • 1861 First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory
  • 1861 Telegraph message sent from St Louis to SF
  • 1861 The Toronto Stock Exchange created.
  • 1864 Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
  • 1864 Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL
  • 1870 Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore
  • 1870 Postcards first used in USA

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1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

  • 1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
  • 1885 John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends
  • 1893 Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
  • 1900 Great Britain annexes the former Boer South African Republic, renaming it the Transvaal Colony
  • 1901 Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany leads to widespread agitation against the British and breakdown of negotiations for Anglo-German alliance

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1902 Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1902 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
  • 1905 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • 1906 Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France
  • 1906 US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting
  • 1907 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • 1911 London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • 1913 5th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 76-0 in Annapolis
  • 1915 Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia
  • 1917 Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
  • 1918 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
  • 1923 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
  • 1924 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
  • 1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
  • 1925 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
  • 1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

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1929 Former Interior Sec albert fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1930 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
  • 1930 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
  • 1932 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant

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1932 Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1935 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
  • 1937 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
  • 1937 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
  • 1938 Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
  • 1938 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".

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1939 George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart
  • 1939 William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 Benjamin O Davis Sr. becomes 1st African American general in US Army
  • 1940 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1941 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
  • 1941 Germany attacks Moscow

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1941 Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1942 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
  • 1942 Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

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1942 Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1943 Burma railroad completed & opens
  • 1944 Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
  • 1944 Battle at Samar-island
  • 1944 Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
  • 1944 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam

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1945 Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1946 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

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1947 Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
  • 1948 Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration
  • 1950 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • 1950 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris
  • 1951 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • 1952 First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck"
  • 1952 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • 1952 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1953 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • 1953 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • 1953 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
  • 1953 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
  • 1955 Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates
  • 1955 Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
  • 1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • 1957 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • 1960 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
  • 1960 Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
  • 1962 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation

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1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 1962 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
  • 1963 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • 1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • 1964 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1964 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • 1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • 1964 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • 1966 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • 1968 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
  • 1968 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)

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1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
  • 1970 21st Formula One WDC: Jochen Rindt wins by five points (the only season in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously)
  • 1971 Belgium & People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations
  • 1971 General Meeting of UN agrees to admit People's Republic of China
  • 1971 UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China
  • 1971 A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast
  • 1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr
  • 1972 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks
  • 1973 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
  • 1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • 1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1974 US Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • 1974 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1974 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
  • 1975 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • 1975 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
  • 1976 5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight
  • 1976 Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape
  • 1977 Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 1978 Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace
  • 1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

Film release premierFilm Release

1978 "Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

  • 1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1981 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • 1981 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • 1981 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile
  • 1981 Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon

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1981 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1982 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • 1983 US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)
  • 1984 "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
  • 1984 King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
  • 1984 Rangers beat Devils 11-2
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1984 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
  • 1985 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
  • 1985 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
  • 1986 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
  • 1986 Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
  • 1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • 1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • 1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1988 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on US NBC newtwork
  • 1988 Geraldo Rivera's "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" special on NBC
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1990 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
  • 1991 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • 1992 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances

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1992 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • 1992 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • 1993 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • 1993 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1993 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
  • 1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
  • 1995 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances
  • 1996 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • 1997 After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1997 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • 2000 A team led by Brigitte Senut and Martin Pickford discover Orrorin tugenensis, one of the earliest species on the human family tree that lived about 6 million years ago, in the Tugen Hills, Kenya
  • 2001 Windows XP first became available.
  • 2003 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat New York Yankees to win 4-2
  • 2003 15th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-25 in Chestnut Hill

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2004 Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 2007 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
  • 2009 The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
  • 2009 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage
  • 2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • 2013 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria
  • 2016 Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout"
  • 2016 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia