What happened this day in history October 25

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 12, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,603,584,000 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 110 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 2,865 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 25 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1828
    The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 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”.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
  • 2010
    Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.

Who were born on October 25?

  • 1811
    Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1867
    Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
  • 1926
    Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
  • 1928
    Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    Helen Reddy, Australian singer
  • 1964
    Michael Boatman, American actor
  • 1970
    J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
  • 1971
    Simon Charlton, English footballer
  • 1977
    Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
  • 1979
    Eddie Argos, British songwriter & musician

Who died on October 25?

  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Frederick of Lorraine (b. 1371)
  • 1514
    William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and statesman (b. 1431)
  • 1733
    Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1905
    Dimosthenis Dogkas, Greek politician (unknown)
  • 1920
    King Alexander I of Greece (b. 1893)
  • 1953
    Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (b. 1867)
  • 1963
    Roger Désormière, French conductor (b. 1898)
  • 1973
    Robert Scholl, German politician, father of Hans and Sophie Scholl (b. 1891)
  • 1998
    Warren Wiebe, American singer (b. 1953)
  • 2005
    Wellington Mara, American football team owner (b. 1916)

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