Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Daylight saving time: Many countries in the Northern Hemisphere will end daylight saving time in the night from October 25 to October 26. In the Southern Hemisphere daylight saving time will start only in the Australian states of New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria.
Moscow theatre siege: The Chechen separatist suicide squad released eight children but kept some 700 people hostage in a Moscow theater rigged with explosives. Diplomats waited for the gunmen to honor a pledge to free about 75 foreigners among their hostages, including Australians, Austrians, Britons, Germans and three Americans.
Recent celebrity deaths: Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator, is killed in a plane crash with his wife, daughter, and five others.
Thursday, October 25, 2001
Microsoft releases Windows XP.
Wednesday, October 25, 1995
Thursday, October 25, 1984
Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Saturday, October 25, 1980
Tuesday, October 25, 1977
Hong Kong police forces attack the ICAC headquarters.
Space Shuttle program: Last test taxi flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The last natural smallpox
case is discovered in Merca district, Somalia
. The WHO
and the CDC
consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox
, the most spectacular success of vaccination
and, by extension, of modern science.
"Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols" is released in the United Kingdom.
Clarence Norris, the last known survivor of the Scottsboro Boys
, is pardoned.
The United Nations General Assembly admits the People's Republic of China and expels the Republic of China (or Taiwan).
The wreck of the Confederate submarine "Hunley" is found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence,//www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070624/2hunley_2.htm
Cover Story: Time Capsule From The Sea ndash "U.S. News World Report", July 2–9, 2007 then just 22 years old. "Hunley" was the first submarine in history to sink a ship in warfare.
Wednesday, October 25, 1967
Mobutu's troops launch an offensive against mercenaries in Bukavu
The Montreal, Quebec Expo 67 closes, having received over 50 million attendees.
London criminal Jack McVitie
is murdered by the Kray twins
, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
The Soviet Union
declares its support of African countries in case Rhodesia unilaterally declares independence.
Vietnam War: Near Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. A sketch of Marine positions is found on the dead body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.
In Washington, DC, a pro-Vietnam War march draws 25,000.
Police discover the body of Sylvia Likens in Indianapolis, Indiana.
and Myra Hindley
appear in court, charged with the murders of Edward Evans (17), Lesley Ann Downey (10), and John Kilbride (12).
Pope Paul VI
announces that the ecumenical council has decided that Jews are not collectively responsible for the killing of Christ
Anti-government demonstrations occur in the Dominican Republic.
Wednesday, October 25, 1961
The first edition of "Private Eye
", the British satirical magazine, is published.
boss Albert Anastasia
is assassinated in a barber shop, at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, US.
Landslides caused by heavy rains hit Salerno
, Italy, killing about 300.
Wednesday, October 25, 1939
"The Time of Your Life", a drama by William Saroyan, debuts in New York City.
forms the new (ninth) government of Turkey.
Thursday, October 25, 1923
The "putsch" in Hamburg ends in failure.
Wednesday, October 25, 1922
The Third Dáil enacts the Constitution of the Irish Free State.
Czechoslovakia declares its independence from Austria-Hungary.
A new Polish government is declared in Western Galicia (Central Europe).
Thursday, October 25, 1917
Thursday, October 25, 1888
St. Cuthbert's Society, University of Durham is founded after a general meeting, chaired by the Reverend Hastings Rashdall.
The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.
Wednesday, October 25, 1865
The paddlewheel steamer sinks off the Georgia
coast, with a cargo of $400,000 in coins.
Saturday, October 25, 1862
American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, more than 300 Santee Sioux are found guilty of rape and murder of white settlers and are sentenced to hang.
Wednesday, October 25, 1854
Tuesday, October 25, 1836
Construction begins on the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad in North Carolina. Due to a lack of support in Raleigh, the route is revised to run from Wilmington to the Petersburg Railroad in Weldon.
Wednesday, October 25, 1820
November 20 ndash The Congress of Troppau (Opava) is convened between the rulers of Russia, Austria and Prussia.
Tuesday, October 25, 1774
Edenton Tea Party takes place in North Carolina, marking the first major gathering of women in support of the American cause.
Saturday, October 25, 1760
Wednesday, October 25, 1747
Queen Mary II of England founds the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich.
Saturday, October 25, 1625
Tuesday, October 25, 1616
, at age 20, graduates in civil and canon law
at the University of Poitiers
, where he becomes disillusioned with books, preferring to seek truths from le grand livre du monde. His thesis defense may have been written in December 1616.
With small profits to show, the Virginia Company decides to distribute land in Virginia to stockholders according to the number of shares owned. Each stockholder can set up a particular plantation and pay associated expenses, receiving for each person transported (the headrights system).
Peter Paul Rubens
begins work on his famous classical tapestries
, when a contract is signed in Antwerp
with cloth dyers Jan Raes and Frans Sweerts in Brussels, and the rich Genoese
merchant Franco Cattaneo.
Tuesday, October 15, 1555 (Julianian calendar)
Charles V abdicates as Holy Roman Emperor and is succeeded by his brother Ferdinand.
Russia breaks a 60-year-old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland.
Bairam Khan defeats Hindu forces at Panipat.
Humayun resumes rule of the Mughal Empire.
John Dee is charged, but cleared, of treason in England.
Richard Eden publishes "The Decades of the Newe Worlde or West India", a translation into English of parts of Pietro Martire d'Anghiera's "De orbe novo decades", Gonzalo Oviedo's "Natural hystoria de las Indias" and others including the first recorded use in English of the country name 'China'.
William Annyas becomes the Mayor of Youghal in Ireland, the first Jew to hold such a position in Ireland.ref name=Affairs1987
Negro ndash the Spanish
term for black person ndash is coined.
Wednesday, October 16, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, October 16, 1495 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, October 16, 1415 (Julianian calendar)
The Grand Canal of China
is reinstated by this year after it had fallen out of use restoration began in 1411
, and was a response by the Yongle Emperor
of the Ming Dynasty
to improve the grain shipment system of tribute traveling from south to north towards his new capital at Beijing
. Hence, the problem with lack of food supply is sufficed by this year.
Battle of Agincourt: Archers of Henry V of England are instrumental in defeating a massed army of French knights.
The Orthodox Church in the lands of the tsardom of Muskovy (actual Russia) separates from the one in Ukraine and Byelorussia, both claiming to be the true Kiev patriarchate.
Friday, October 17, 1315 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, October 18, 1241 (Julianian calendar)
The Holy Roman Emperor Frederic II
issued a decree ("Edict of Salerno") by which the physician's and the apothecary's professions were separated.
Monday, October 18, 1154 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, October 18, 1147 (Julianian calendar)
The cities of Moscow and Vologda are first mentioned in written records.
Wednesday, October 24, 473 (Julianian calendar)
signs a peace treaty
with Leo I and according to the terms the Goths
are paid with an annual tribute
of 2,000 pounds of gold. Leo gives him an independent state in Thrace
and he obtains the rank of "magister militum".
Leo I grants his grandson Leo II
, age 6, the title of "Caesar
" (approximate date).
Tuesday, October 24, 304 (Julianian calendar)