About October 25

October 25, 2020 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.

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Scorpio is the sun 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.

What Happened On October 25

  • 1147
    Seljuk Turks completely annihilate German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1147
    The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
  • 1415
    The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • 1616
    Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast.
  • 1747
    British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1760
    George III becomes King of Great Britain.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
  • 1828
    The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
  • 1861
    The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1924
    The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party’s hopes of re-election.
  • 1944
    Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.
  • 1944
    Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
  • 1945
    The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962
    Uganda joins the United Nations.
  • 1977
    Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 1980
    Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
  • 1991
    History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • 1997
    After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 2009
    The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

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