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    • October 25, 0625 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • October 25, 0732 The army of Charles Martel defeats the Arabs at the Battle of Tours.

    • October 25, 1147 Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.

    • October 25, 1147 "The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege."

    • October 25, 1315 "Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle."

    • October 25, 1415 "Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight"

    • October 25, 1415 The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.

    • October 25, 1616 "Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast."

    • October 25, 1651 "Limerick, Ireland, surrenders to British after lengthy siege"

    • October 25, 1747 British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

    • October 25, 1760 George III becomes King of Great Britain.

    • October 25, 1760 "George III succeeds his late grandfather, George II, to become King of the British Empire."

    • October 25, 1764 John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)

    • October 25, 1812 The U.S. frigate United States captures the British ship Macedonian during the War of 1812.

    • October 25, 1813 War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.

    • October 25, 1828 The St Katharine Docks opened in London.

    • October 25, 1854 The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).

    • October 25, 1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place during the Crimean War.

    • October 25, 1870 Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore

    • October 25, 1900 England annexes Transvaal

    • October 25, 1903 Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin

    • October 25, 1915 Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

    • October 25, 1917 "The First Marxist revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia."

    • October 25, 1918 Nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia founders off the Alaskan coast.

    • October 25, 1924 "Airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), completes round trip transcontinental cruise that began on 7 October."

    • October 25, 1924 "The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party's hopes of re-election."

    • October 25, 1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

    • October 25, 1927 "Criminals Squizzy Taylor and Snowy Cutmore die in shootout at Carlton, Melbourne."

    • October 25, 1929 "Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe"

    • October 25, 1935 "Hurricane floods Haiti, killing over 2,000 people."

    • October 25, 1935 "Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti"

    • October 25, 1936 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini create the Rome-Berlin Axis.

    • October 25, 1936 Hitler and Mussolini form the Rome-Berlin Axis.

    • October 25, 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""."

    • October 25, 1944 "Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets."

    • October 25, 1944 "During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of ""crossing the tee"" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force sinking several small carriers."

    • October 25, 1944 "Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich."

    • October 25, 1944 "HMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked."

    • October 25, 1944 Japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf

    • October 25, 1944 "The Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers' occupation."

    • October 25, 1944 The USS Tang (SS-306) under Richard O'Kane (the top submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own torpedo.

    • October 25, 1945 Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

    • October 25, 1950 "Battle of Pakchon, Korea starts"

    • October 25, 1950 Chinese Communist Forces launch first offensive in Korea.

    • October 25, 1951 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom

    • October 25, 1960 "The first electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC"

    • October 25, 1962 110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda)

    • October 25, 1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

    • October 25, 1962 Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba

    • October 25, 1962 Photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba is presented to the U.N. Security council by U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson.

    • October 25, 1962 "Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying ""I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"""

    • October 25, 1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

    • October 25, 1964 "Eric Cooke, the ""Moonstruck Murderer,"" is hanged in Perth for multiple killings."

    • October 25, 1964 Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety

    • October 25, 1966 Operation Sea Dragon logistics interdiction began.

    • October 25, 1968 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler

    • October 25, 1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

    • October 25, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Archies - Sugar Sugar

    • October 25, 1970 "The wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley was found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old. Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in warfare."

    • October 25, 1971 Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World

    • October 25, 1971 The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations)

    • October 25, 1971 The United Nations votes to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China.

    • October 25, 1972 The Washington Post reports that White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman was the fifth person to control a secret cash fund designed to finance illegal political sabotage and espionage during the 1972 presidential election campaign (see also Watergate scandal).

    • October 25, 1973 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship

    • October 25, 1974 "Wings release ""Junior's Farm"""

    • October 25, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Art Garfunkel - I Only Have Eyes For You

    • October 25, 1975 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

    • October 25, 1976 "5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight"

    • October 25, 1976 "Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape"

    • October 25, 1978 "Israeli Cabinet approves ""in principle,"" a draft compromise peace"

    • October 25, 1980 "Barbra Streisand's ""Guilty,"" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single ""Woman In Love,"" goes #1 for 3 weeks"

    • October 25, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love

    • October 25, 1980 Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.

    • October 25, 1983 "Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters were executed in a coup d'tat."

    • October 25, 1983 U.S. Marines and U.S. Army troops land on Grenada to evacuate U.S. citizens threatened by the island's unstable political situation.

    • October 25, 1983 "US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)"

    • October 25, 1984 """Give My Regards to Broad Street"" premiers (Gotham Theater-NYC)"

    • October 25, 1985 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit

    • October 25, 1986 Michael Sergio parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS

    • October 25, 1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets

    • October 25, 1989 "The birth of him whom is said to be the second coming of the Jewish Messiah, Brian (Flannery) of Nazareth, also said to have all the magic of the Jews. The 1989 event includes the final solution of world hunger; however, he chose not to share it; furthermore, he invented jazzercise in 1989, and also ate a whole wheel of cheese, leading to current hatred for all things made from dairy excrement."

    • October 25, 1990 "Evander Hollyfield KOs James ""Buster"" Douglas for HW boxing title"

    • October 25, 1990 New Zealand's voters ousted the Labour Party of Mike Moore giving the National Party under James Bolger the biggest election victory in more than 50 years.

    • October 25, 1990 "NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)"

    • October 25, 1991 "History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia."

    • October 25, 1992 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.

    • October 25, 1993 "Jean Chrtien becomes Prime Minister of Canada with a massive majority for his Liberal Party in a general election in which the governing Progressive Conservatives, led by Kim Campbell, lost 149 of 151 seats in the parliament."

    • October 25, 1995 "A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students."

    • October 25, 1996 "The ""Days of Action"", the largest one day strike in Ontario, Canada's history, as over 250,000 protesters converged on the Ontario Legislature and attempted to shut-down Toronto, in protest to the Mike Harris government's budget cuts."

    • October 25, 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."

    • October 25, 1999 "The dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing ""Happy Birthday, Mr President"" to President John F Kennedy is sold for $US1,267,500 -- a record for an item of clothing at auction."

    • October 25, 2000 Stormy seas prevent divers from entering the nuclear submarine Kursk a day after naval officials reveal evidence that more than 23 seamen had survived the initial explosions that sank the vessel.

    • October 25, 2001 Release of Microsoft's Windows XP

    • October 25, 2004 "Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8."

    • October 25, 2007 "The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia."

    • October 25, 2009 "Bomb blasts kill 155 people and injure at least 500 in central Baghdad, the country's deadliest attack for two years."

    • October 25, 2009 "Buildings across the Netherlands?St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, Rotterdam's Euromast and Groningen's Martinitoren?dim their lights as clocks go back in Europe."

    • October 25, 2009 Easter Islanders vote to restrict the number of immigrants in a referendum.

    • October 25, 2009 "India tells China that the Dalai Lama is an ""honoured guest"" and will not be barred from visiting Arunachal Pradesh despite protests from China."

    • October 25, 2009 "Inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), arrive in Iran to inspect a newly disclosed nuclear facility near the city of Qom."

    • October 25, 2009 "Israeli police and Palestinians clash at Temple Mount, Jerusalem's holiest site, resulting in 12 arrests."

    • October 25, 2009 It is revealed that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

    • October 25, 2009 "Maksharip Aushev, human rights activist and opposition leader of Ingushetia, is shot dead while driving his car near Nartan in Kabardino-Balkaria. A female passenger is also attacked."

    • October 25, 2009 "Nigeria's main militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, declares an indefinite ceasefire."

    • October 25, 2009 The New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 in Game 6 of the 2009 American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series.

    • October 25, 2009 "The oil refinery fire continues to burn out of control in Cata¤o, Puerto Rico, two days after the initial explosion."

    • October 25, 2009 Tunisians vote in a general election.

    • October 25, 2009 Uruguayans vote in a general election.







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