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, 1,477,353,600 seconds 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

  • 1147
    The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.

Who were born on October 25?

  • 1948
    Dan Issel, American basketball player
  • 1955
    Glynis Barber, English actress
  • 1965
    2 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
  • 1983
    Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
  • 1985
    Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer and Olympian

Who died on October 25?

  • 1889
    Émile Augier, French dramatist (b. 1820)
  • 1955
    Sadako Sasaki, Japanese atomic bomb victim (b. 1943)
  • 1960
    Harry Ferguson, Irish farm equipment manufacturer (b. 1884)
  • 1980
    Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Robert Strassburg, American composer (b. 1915)

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