About October 25

October 25, 2021 is the 298th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 99 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.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
  • 1861
    The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1917
    Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia. The date refers to the Julian Calendar date, and corresponds with November 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1924
    The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party’s hopes of re-election.
  • 1938
    The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as “a degenerated musical system.. turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”.
  • 1940
    Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship’s own malfunctioning torpedo.
  • 1945
    The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 1977
    Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
  • 2009
    The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

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