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, 24,622,560 minutes 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

  • 1861
    The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1924
    The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party’s hopes of re-election.
  • 1944
    The Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers occupation.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.

Who were born on October 25?

  • 1330
    Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)
  • 1767
    Benjamin Constant, Swiss writer (d. 1830)
  • 1889
    Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1931
    Annie Girardot, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer

Who died on October 25?

  • 1230
    Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (b. 1180)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: John I of Alençon (b. 1385)
  • 1895
    Charles Hallé, German pianist and conductor (b. 1819)
  • 1920
    King Alexander I of Greece (b. 1893)
  • 1955
    Sadako Sasaki, Japanese atomic bomb victim (b. 1943)

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