Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on October 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 25 is the 299th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 12, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,376 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontaenneagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 95 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,404 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 25 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1760
    George III becomes King of Great Britain.
  • 1977
    Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 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 are executed in a coup d'état.
  • 2009
    The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

Who were born on October 25?

  • 1973
    Lamont Bentley, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1979
    Bat for Lashes, British singer
  • 1980
    Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model
  • 1984
    Katy Perry, American singer
  • 1986
    DJ Webstar, American disc jockey

Who died on October 25?

  • 625
    Pope Boniface V
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (b. 1373)
  • 1995
    Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    René Thom, French mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2010
    Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951)

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