Famous Events on this Day in History, October 25:

625 - Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1131 - Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
1147 - Battle at Doryleum: Arabs beat Koenraad III's crusaders
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, Welsh longbow defeat armored knight
1415 - John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1492 - Christopher Columbus & ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
1492 - Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
1492 - 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 US colony 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 ascends British throne
1760 - George III becomes King of Great Britain.
1764 - John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)
1812 - US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
1825 - Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes & Atlantic Ocean
1828 - The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
1854 - Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War), 409 die
1854 - Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava
1859 - Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
1861 - Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)
1861 - Telegraph message sent from St Louis to SF
1861 - The Toronto Stock Exchange was 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 1st used in US
1875 - Peter Tsjaikofsky's "1st Pianoconcert up. 23" premieres in Boston
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.
1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton engage in "Shootout at OK Corral"
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 MSG) ends
1893 - Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
1900 - England annexes Transvaal
1902 - Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow
1902 - Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
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
1915 - Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia
1917 - In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
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 - Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
1935 - Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
1937 - Belgian govt 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 - Nylon stockings go on sale in US for 1st time
1939 - William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life," premieres in NYC
1940 - Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
1940 - Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General
1940 - Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
1940 - US Army Gen Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
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 - Fieldmarshal 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 (Neurenberg)
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 - 1st Dutch edition of youth 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 in literature
1962 - Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle 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 - Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
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
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 - Air Force fires 1st ICBM
1974 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
1974 - Wings release "Junior's Farm"
1975 - Denv 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 Govt approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace
1978 - Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
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 porkers' 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.
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.
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