- 1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia
On October 25, 1616
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".
On October 25, 1938
- 1764 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)
- 1777 Governor of Virginia Patrick Henry (41) weds second wife Dorothea Dandridge
- 1859 US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York