October 25th Events

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October 25th, 2007 (October 25 2007)EventThe first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
October 25th, 2004 (October 25 2004)EventFidel Castro, Cuba s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.Fidel Castro Quotes
October 25th, 1997 (October 25 1997)EventAfter 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 25th, 1996 (October 25 1996)EventThe "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 25th, 1995 (October 25 1995)EventA commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
October 25th, 1993 (October 25 1993)EventJean Chretien 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 25th, 1992 (October 25 1992)EventLithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
October 25th, 1991 (October 25 1991)EventHistory 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 25th, 1983 (October 25 1983)EventOperation 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 etat.
October 25th, 1980 (October 25 1980)EventProceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
October 25th, 1977 (October 25 1977)EventDigital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
October 25th, 1972 (October 25 1972)EventThe 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 25th, 1971 (October 25 1971)EventThe 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 25th, 1970 (October 25 1970)EventThe wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley was found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years oldied in Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in warfare.E. Lee Spence Quotes
October 25th, 1962 (October 25 1962)EventCuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in CubaAdlai Stevenson Quotes
October 25th, 1945 (October 25 1945)EventThe Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan s surrender to the Allies.
October 25th, 1944 (October 25 1944)EventHeinrich 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.Heinrich Himmler Quotes
October 25th, 1944 (October 25 1944)EventThe 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 25th, 1944 (October 25 1944)EventThe Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers occupation.
October 25th, 1944 (October 25 1944)EventBattle 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 25th, 1938 (October 25 1938)EventThe 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 25th, 1936 (October 25 1936)EventAdolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini create the Rome-Berlin Axis.Benito Mussolini Quotes
October 25th, 1935 (October 25 1935)EventHurricane floods Haiti, killing over 2,000 people.
October 25th, 1924 (October 25 1924)EventThe forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party s hopes of re-election.
October 25th, 1917 (October 25 1917)EventTraditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia.
October 25th, 1912 (October 25 1912)EventRichard Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos receives its debut performance at the Vienna State Opera.Richard Strauss Quotes
October 25th, 1900 (October 25 1900)EventThe United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
October 25th, 1875 (October 25 1875)EventThe first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bulow as soloist.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quotes
October 25th, 1861 (October 25 1861)EventThe Toronto Stock Exchange was created.
October 25th, 1854 (October 25 1854)EventThe Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
October 25th, 1828 (October 25 1828)EventThe St Katharine Docks opened in London.
October 25th, 1813 (October 25 1813)EventWar of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
October 25th, 1760 (October 25 1760)EventGeorge III becomes King of Great Britain.
October 25th, 1747 (October 25 1747)EventBritish fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
October 25th, 1616 (October 25 1616)EventDutch 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 25th, 1415 (October 25 1415)EventThe army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
October 25th, 1315 (October 25 1315)EventAdam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle.
October 25th, 1147 (October 25 1147)EventThe Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
October 25th, 1147 (October 25 1147)EventSeljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.

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