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October 25 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 25. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 36 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 473
    Emperor Leo I acclaims his grandson Leo II as Caesar of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1147
    Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1147
    Reconquista: After a siege of four months, crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon
  • 1415
    Hundred Years’ War: nowrap Henry V of England and his lightly armoured infantry and archers defeat the heavily armoured French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispin’s Day.
  • 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 West Australian coast.
  • 1712
    coronation de Louis XV of France
  • 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.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
  • 1828
    St Katharine Docks open in London.
  • 1854
    The Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
  • 1861
    The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1917
    Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia. The date refers to the Julian Calendar date, and corresponds with November 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1920
    After 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney dies.
  • 1924
    The Zinoviev letter, which Zinoviev himself denied writing, is published in the Daily Mail. The Labour party would later blame this letter for the Conservatives’ landslide election win.
  • 1927
    The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil, killing 314.
  • 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”. His warning is widely ignored.
  • 1940
    Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship’s own malfunctioning torpedo.
  • 1944
    The Romanian city of Carei is liberated by Romanian and Soviet forces from Nazi-Hungarian occupation.
  • 1944
    World War II: 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. Afterward is the first Kamikaze attack of the war.
  • 1945
    The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council proving that Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
  • 1962
    Uganda joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 1971
    The United Nations seats the People’s Republic of China and expels the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations)
  • 1977
    Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.

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