On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 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 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1990 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)

  • 1990 "40-Hour Week" 9th studio album by Alabama is re-released (original release 1985)
  • 1992 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • 1993 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • 1993 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjacked (she actually killed them)
  • 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 becomes 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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2017 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 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

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

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet

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


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