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Events and People Who Made History on October 25

7th Century

625 - Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

12th Century

1131 - Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
1147 - Battle at Doryleum: Arabs beat Koenraad III's crusaders
1147 - King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon

13th Century

1241 - Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

15th Century

1415 - Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeat armored knight
1415 - John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1492 - Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
1492 - Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
1492 - Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

16th Century

1521 - Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam
1555 - Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
1577 - Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
1596 - Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland

17th Century

1616 - VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
1621 - Governor Bradford of U.S. colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
1666 - Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
1671 - Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

18th Century

1760 - George III ascends British throne
1764 - John Adams marries Abigail Smith, marriage lasts 54 years

19th Century

1812 - U.S. frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
1825 - Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
1854 - Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War), 409 die
1854 - Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava
1859 - Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
1861 - Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)
1864 - Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
1864 - Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS and Turkeytown, AL
1870 - Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore
1870 - Postcards 1st used in U.S.
1875 - Peter Tsjaikofsky's "1st Pianoconcert up. 23" premieres in Boston
1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clanton engage in "Shootout at OK Corral"
1884 - 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps New York Mets (AA) in 3
1885 - John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E, premieres
1891 - 1st International 6 day bike race (New York MSG) ends
1893 - Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr. Jameson beats Ndebeles

20th Century

1900 - England annexes Transvaal
1902 - Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow
1902 - Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
1903 - Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin
1906 - U.S. inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio and broadcasting
1907 - Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
1915 - Atty James L. Curtis named minister of Liberia
1917 - In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
1917 - Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
1918 - Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
1923 - Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
1924 - "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
1925 - Lester Patrick takes over New York Rangers
1925 - Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
1926 - Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach and General Manager of New York Rangers
1929 - Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
1930 - 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
1930 - 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
1932 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
1932 - Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
1935 - Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie and Jacmel Haiti
1937 - Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
1937 - Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
1938 - Japanese troops occupies Hankou and Wuhan
1939 - George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner," premieres in New York City
1939 - Nylon stockings go on sale in U.S. for 1st time
1939 - William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life," premieres in New York City
1940 - Benjamin O. Davis became 1st Black general in U.S. Army
1940 - Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General
1940 - Duke, Latouche and Felter's musical premieres in New York City
1940 - U.S. Army General Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
1941 - 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa, Ukraine
1941 - Germany attacks Moscow
1941 - Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia
1942 - 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
1942 - Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins
1942 - Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa
1943 - Burma railroad completed and opens
1944 - Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
1944 - Battle at Samar-island
1944 - Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
1944 - Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
1945 - Japanese surrender Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-shek
1946 - 1st trial against nazi war criminals in Neurenberg
1947 - Bradman scores 156 for SA vs. the Indians, 152 minutes, 22 fours
1947 - Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh for $4M
1947 - "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 27 performances
1948 - Special Council of Annulment convicts F. Weinreb for collaboration
1950 - Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
1950 - Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani," premieres in Paris
1950 - Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia
1951 - Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
1952 - 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine "Donald Duck"
1952 - French president inaugurates Donzere-Mondragonstuw Dam
1952 - Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* vs. India
1953 - Cleveland Browns' quarterback Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles
1953 - Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
1953 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
1953 - KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, California (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
1955 - Branch Rickey steps down as General Manager of the Pirates
1955 - Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1956 - White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
1957 - Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
1960 - 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, New York City
1960 - Cuba nationalizes all remaining U.S. businesses
1961 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 - 110th member of United Nations admitted (Uganda)
1962 - 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
1962 - American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
1962 - Stevenson demands U.S.S.R. ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
1963 - Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
1963 - Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
1964 - Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
1964 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
1964 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1964 - Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
1965 - Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
1966 - 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
1968 - Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
1968 - Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
1970 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
1971 - Belgium and China establish diplomatic relations
1971 - General Meeting of United Nations agrees to admit China PR
1971 - Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1971 - U.N. votes to expel Taiwan and admit Red China
1972 - Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hour
1972 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks
1973 - Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
1973 - Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
1973 - San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
1974 - Air Force fires 1st ICBM
1974 - Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
1974 - Wings release "Junior's Farm"
1975 - Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
1975 - U.S.S.R.'s Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
1976 - 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
1978 - Israeli Government approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace
1978 - Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
1979 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 - Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks and her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
1980 - Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1981 - 11th New York City Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
1981 - 12th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
1981 - 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missiles
1981 - Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win New York City marathon
1981 - George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
1982 - David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 minutes, SA vs. Victoria
1983 - U.S. invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (U.S. Wins!)
1984 - "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
1984 - Hepatitis virus is discovered
1984 - King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
1984 - Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1984 - West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
1985 - Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
1985 - Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
1986 - International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
1986 - Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
1986 - Trailing 5-3 with 2 out and no one on in bottom of 10th, New York rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
1987 - Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
1988 - ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets
1988 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1990 - Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 - New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
1991 - Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs vs. India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
1992 - "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 421 performances
1992 - "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 245 performances
1992 - Rene Lachemann hired as Florida Marlins 1st manager
1993 - Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
1993 - Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Quebecois wins parliamentary election
1993 - Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
1994 - Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
1995 - "Victor/Victoria," opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 738 performances
1996 - Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant

21st Century

2004 - World Series, Florida Marlins beat the New York Yankees 4 games to 2


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