Today in History - Historical Events - October 25th

← Sep Nov → October

Historical Events | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events on October 25th

1962American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1492Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1981George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator

1932Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

1953Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

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

1941Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia

1992"Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

1980Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1780John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts

1939George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC

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

1875The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

1492Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1978"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

1942Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa

1968Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

1947Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

October 25th Historical Events
Date Event
625
Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1131
Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France 
1147
King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon 
1147
Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum. 
1241
Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241) 
1315
Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle. 
1415
Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight 
1415
John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg 
1492
Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas) 
1492
Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic 
1521
Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam 
1555
Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan 
1577
Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns 
1596
Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland 
1616
VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia 
1621
Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day 
1666
Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance 
1671
Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn 
1747
British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre. 
1760
George III becomes King of Great Britain. 
1780
John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts 
1812
US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian 
1828
The St Katharine Docks opened in London. 
1854
Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War), 409 die 
1854
Prince Menshikov of Crimea occupies British base at Balaclava 
1859
Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die 
1861
First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory 
1861
Telegraph message sent from St Louis to SF 
1861
The Toronto Stock Exchange created. 
1864
Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek) 
1864
Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL 
1870
Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore 
1870
Postcards first used in USA 
1875
The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist. 
1884
1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3 
1885
John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres 
1891
1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends 
1893
Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles 
1900
Great Britain annexes the former Boer South African Republic, renaming it the Transvaal Colony 
1901
In Great Britain, Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany it leads to widespread agitation against the British and eventual breakdown of negotiations for an Anglo-German alliance 
1902
Maxim Gorki's "Na dne" premieres in Moscow 
1902
Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die 
1906
Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France 
1906
US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion", a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting 
1907
Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden 
1911
London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate 
1915
Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia 
1917
Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd 
1918
Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die 
1923
Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal 
1924
"Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published 
1925
Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers 
1925
Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno 
1926
Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers 
1929
Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe 
1930
1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center 
1930
1st scheduled transcontinental air service began 
1932
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant 
1932
Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years 
1935
Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti 
1937
Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money 
1937
Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees 
1938
Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan 
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". 
1939
George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC 
1939
William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life" premieres in NYC 
1940
Benjamin O Davis Sr. becomes 1st African American general in US Army 
1940
Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General 
1940
Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC 
1941
16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine 
1941
Germany attacks Moscow 
1941
Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia 
1942
3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive 
1942
Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins 
1942
Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa 
1943
Burma railroad completed & opens 
1944
Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink 
1944
Battle at Samar-island 
1944
Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed 
1944
Gas output stopped in Amsterdam 
1945
Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek 
1946
1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg) 
1947
"Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 perfs 
1947
Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours 
1947
Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M 
1948
Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration 
1950
Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life 
1950
Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris 
1950
Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia 
1951
Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom 
1952
First Dutch edition of children's magazine "Donald Duck" 
1952
French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam 
1952
Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India 
1953
Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles 
1953
Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die 
1953
Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony 
1953
KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1955
Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938 
1955
Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates 
1955
Tappan sells 1st microwave oven 
1956
White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him 
1957
Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed 
1960
1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC 
1960
Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
110th member of UN admitted (Uganda) 
1962
1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation 
1962
American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 
1962
US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over" 
1963
Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas 
1963
Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden 
1964
Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner 
1964
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open 
1964
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1964
"The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper) 
1964
Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
1965
Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud" 
1966
6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam 
1968
Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler 
1968
Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT) 
1968
Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby 
1970
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open 
1971
Belgium & China PR establish diplomatic relations 
1971
General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR 
1971
Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World 
1971
UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China 
1971
A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast 
1972
Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr 
1972
Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks 
1973
Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship 
1973
Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris 
1973
SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell 
1974
US Air Force fires 1st ICBM 
1974
Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad 
1974
Wings release "Junior's Farm" 
1975
Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits 
1975
USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing 
1976
5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight 
1976
Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape 
1977
Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0. 
1978
Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace 
1978
Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL) 
1978
"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released 
1979
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1980
Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
1980
Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks 
1981
11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29 
1981
12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13 
1981
200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile 
1981
Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon 
1981
George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator 
1982
David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria 
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
Hepatitis virus is discovered 
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
Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract 
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 
1986
Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball 
1987
Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series 
1988
ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets 
1988
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1990
Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
1990
NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991) 
1991
Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah 
1992
"Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 perfs 
1992
"Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances 
1992
Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager 
1992
Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution. 
1993
Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead 
1993
Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election 
1993
Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record 
1994
Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them) 
1995
"Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances 
1996
Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant 
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 became available. 
2004
Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8. 
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 
2012
The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games 
2013
74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria 
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31