On This Day

Historical Events on October 25 (Part 2)

  • 2017 First fossil of a ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in "Plos One" science journal.
  • 2018 First work of art produced by artificial intelligence "Edmond de Belamy" conceived by Obvious sells for $432,500 at Christie's in New York
  • 2018 Flash floods near the Red Sea in Jordan kill 17 as a school bus is washed away
  • 2018 Super Typhoon Yutu strikes the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian with winds of 180mph (290km/h)
  • 2018 Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament
  • 2018 Google says it has fired 48 people for sexual harassment after New York Times reveals Android creator Andy Rubin got $90 package when let go for sexual harassment
  • 2019 Leicester City rout Southampton, 9-0 at St. Mary's to record biggest ever win by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the history of the Football League

Sports History

2020 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Autódromo Internacional Do Algarve for his 92nd career victory; moves 1 win clear of Michael Schumacher in all-time F1 victories list

Historic Event

2020 Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet

Appointment of Interest

2020 Pope Francis announces appointment of 13 new cardinals including 1st African American Wilton Daniel Gregory

  • 2021 Sudan's military takes control of the country, dissolving the power-sharing government and declaring a state of emergency

Historic Event

2021 Elon Musk makes a record $25 billion in one day pushing his estimated worth to $255.2 billion, likely making him the richest person ever according to Forbes [1]

  • 2021 Afghanistan to become world's worst humanitarian crisis as nearly 23 million people face acute hunger over winter according to the World Food Program [1]