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
British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
George III becomes King of Great Britain.
War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
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”.
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
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.
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.
Who were born on October 25?
Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
Helen Reddy, Australian singer
Michael Boatman, American actor
J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
Simon Charlton, English footballer
Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
Eddie Argos, British songwriter & musician
Who died on October 25?
Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Frederick of Lorraine (b. 1371)
William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and statesman (b. 1431)
Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (b. 1667)
Dimosthenis Dogkas, Greek politician (unknown)
King Alexander I of Greece (b. 1893)
Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (b. 1867)
Roger Désormière, French conductor (b. 1898)
Robert Scholl, German politician, father of Hans and Sophie Scholl (b. 1891)
Warren Wiebe, American singer (b. 1953)
Wellington Mara, American football team owner (b. 1916)
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