25 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • James Beattie, 1735
  • Johann Strauss (the younger), 1825
  • Georges Bizet, 1838
  • Pablo Picasso, 1881
  • Abel Gance, 1889
  • Henry Steele Commager, 1902
  • Minnie Pearl, 1912
  • Klaus Barbie, 1913
  • John Berryman, 1914
  • Barbara Cook, 1927
  • Tony Franciosa, 1928
  • Jay Chiat, 1931
  • Anne Tyler, 1941
  • Helen Reddy, 1941
  • James Carville, 1944

Died On This Day:

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, 1400
  • King George II, 1760
  • Bat Masterson, 1921
  • Roger Miller, 1936
  • Lord Dunsany, 1957
  • Albert Anastasia murdered, 1958
  • Richard Brautigan suicide, 1984
  • Mary McCarthy, 1989
  • Bill Graham, 1991
  • Vincent Price, 1993
  • Mildred Natwick, 1994
  • Bobby Riggs, 1995
  • Richard Harris, 2002

Today's Events:

  • 1147 - Turks ambush and decimate warriors of the Second Crusade near Dory Laevin.
  • 1415 - Battle of Agincourt-Victory of English under Henry V's 5,000 over French 25,000! 100 years war.
  • 1616 - Dutch sailor/explorer Dirk Hartog lands on western coast of Australia.
  • 1760 - George III becomes King on death of George II; to reign for over 59 years.
  • 1854 - Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, Crimean War (British French & Turkey vs. Russia.)
  • 1874 - Britain annexes Fiji Islands.
  • 1900 - Transvaal formally annexed to Britain at Pretoria.
  • 1939 - 'The Time of Your Life' starts 185 Pulitzer-prize winning performance in NY.
  • 1948 - Hepatitus virus identified for first time.
  • 1956 - Adolf Hitler declared dead by German Federal Republic.
  • 1956 - Arab military pact puts Egypt in command of Syrian, Jordan and Egyptian forces.
  • 1971 - U.N. General Assembly votes to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.
  • 1972 - Susan Roley and Joanne Pierce become first women FBI agents.
  • 1983 - Ronald Reagan sends 2,000 U.S. troops invade Grenada to boot out Marxist government.
  • 1990 - Evander Holyfield KO's Buster Douglas in the third round for undisputed world heavyweight title.
  • 2010 - Mount Merapi, (Mountain of Fire) in Indonesia erupts three times and continues erupting with a big one on 5 November; 122 dead.
  • 2010 - Earthquake and tsunami off coast of Sumatra kills 400.
  • 2017 - In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, Sofia becomes the first robot in the world to be declared a citizen of any country.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Crispin and Crispinian
  • Gaudentius
  • Isidore
  • John of Beverly
  • Chrysanthus and Daria

Holiday:

  • Taiwan Retrocession Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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