On This Day in History for October 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 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
  • 1974 US Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • 1974 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 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
  • 1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • 1981 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile

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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
  • 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
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 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 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
  • 1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage
  • 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

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