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What happened today in history October 25?

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October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of the year.

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October 25, october 25 in history, today in history, celebrity birthdays, Celebrity Deaths, history memes.

What happened today in history October 25?



Events
Up to 1900
1147 – Portuguese forces under Afonso I of Portugal, and crusaders from England and Flanders, conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
1154 – Henry II of England becomes King.
1415 – The army of Henry V of England defeats a French army at the Battle of Agincourt.
1616 – Dirk Hartog makes the second-recorded European landing in Australia, on Dirk Hartog Island, off the west coast.
1671 – Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovers Saturn’s moon Iapetus.
1722 – King Louis XV of France, aged 12, is crowned in Reims Cathedral.
1747 – A British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre.
1760 – George III of the United Kingdom becomes King, after the death of his grandfather, King George II of Great Britain.
1788 – The HMAV Bounty reaches Tahiti.
1812 – War of 1812: American frigate USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
1822 – Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
1828 – The St. Catherine Docks open in London.
1854 – Crimean War: Battle of Balaklava, including the British Charge of the Light Brigade.
1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
1900 – The United Kingdom annexes Transvaal.
1901 – 2000
1917 – Julian calendar date of Russia’s October Revolution. In the Gregorian calendar, the date was November 7.
1918 – Canadian steamship Princess Sophia hits a reef off Alaska and sinks, killing all 356 people on board.
1927 – Italian luxury steamship Principessa Mafalda hits a rock off Porto Seguro, Brazil, and sinks, killing 312 people.
1929 – Wall Street Crash: The severe losses of the previous day continue.
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general of the United States Army.
1941 – World War II: The Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Nazi-Hungarian control.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurs in the Philippines.
1945 – The Republic of China takes over Taiwan.
1955 – In Japan, 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki dies, as a result of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 10 years earlier. Her origami cranes, folded after she became unwell, have become symbols of peace and opposition to nuclear weapons.
1962 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
1962 – Uganda joins the UN.
1971 – At the UN, the People’s Republic of China joins, as the Republic of China is expelled.
1979 – Catalonia and the Basque Country gain some autonomy (self-rule) in Spain.
1979 – The last new episode of Fawlty Towers airs.
1983 – The US and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after its Prime Minister Maurice Bishop is killed in a coup.
1990 – Kazakhstan declares independence from the Soviet Union
1991 – Four months after the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
1995 – A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing 7 students.
1995 – Latvia applies to join the EU.
1997 – Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself President of the Republic of the Congo.
From 2001
2001 – Microsoft releases Windows XP.
2004 – In Cuba, Fidel Castro announces that transactions in the country that involve the United States Dollar will be banned.
2007 – Singapore Airlines carry out the first passenger flight of an Airbus A380.
2009 – Bombings in Baghdad kill 155 people.
2010 – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra causes tsunamis, which kill over 400 people, and leave many more missing.
2019 – The European Union agrees to extend the United Kingdom’s Brexit deadline beyond October 31.
2019 – A beetle species discovered in 1965 is named after climate change activist Greta Thunberg, being given the name Nelloptodes gretae.

Observances
Constitution Day (Lithuania)
Armed Forces Day (Romania)
Day of the Basque Country
Republic Day (Kazakhstan)
Thanksgiving Day (Grenada

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