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Today is 2021-10-25

YearWhat happened on this date
0625Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1131Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
1147King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
1241Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)
1400Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies in London.
1415Battle of Agincourt Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight
1415Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeat armored knight
1415John IV van Bourgondy becomes Duke of Brabant / Limburg
1492Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
1521Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam
1555Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of the Netherlands / Naples / Milan
1577Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
1596Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
1616VOC-ship The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland"
1621Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
1666Brandenburg / Brunswick / Denmark / Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
1671Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus satellite of Saturn.
1671Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
1675Iapetus moon of Saturn Discovered by Giovanni Cassini
1760George III ascends the British throne.
1760George III ascends British throne
1764John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)
1812US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
1825Erie Canal opens for business in NY
1825Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
1854The Light Brigade charges (Battle of Balaklava) (Crimean War)
1854Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War), 409 die
1854Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava
1859Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
1861Telegraph message sent from St. Louis to San Francisco
1864Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
1864Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS and Turkeytown, Alabama
1870Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore
1870Postcards 1st used in US
1881Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clanton engage in Shootout at OK Corral""""
18841st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps New York Mets (AA) in 3
18911st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends
1893Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
1900England annexes Transvaal
1902Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
1903Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin.
1903Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin
1906US inventor Lee de Forest patents Audion
1907Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
1915Atty James L Curtis named Minister of Liberia
1917In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
1917Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
1918Canadian steamship Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska"
1923Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
1924Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published"""
1925Lester Patrick takes over New York Rangers
1925Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
1926Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach and gm of New York Rangers
1929Former Interior Secretary Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
19301st scheduled transcontinental air service began
19301st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
19301st scheduled transcontinental air service began
1932Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
1932Mussolini promises to remain Dictator for 30 years
1935Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie and Jacmel Haiti
1937Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
1937Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
1938Japanese troops occupies Hankou andWuhan
1939Nylon stockings go on sale in US for 1st time
1940Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
1940Colonel Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General
1940US Army General Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
194116,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
1941Germany attacks Moscow
1941Winston Churchill routes Forces South" to SE Asia"""
19423rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
1942Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins
1942Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa
1943Burma railroad completed and opens
1944Battle at Samar-island
1944Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
1944Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
1945Japanese surrender Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-shek
19461st trial against Nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)
1947Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances"""
1947Bradman scores 156 for South Africa vs. the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours
1947Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh for $4M
1948Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration
1950Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
1950Sukarno appointed President of the Republic of Indonesia
1951Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
19521st Dutch edition of youth magazine Donald Duck""""
1953Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
1953Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
1953KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC / CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
1955Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
1955Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates
1955Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1956White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
1957Russian Minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
19601st electronic wrist watch placed on sale NYC
19601st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, New York City
1960Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses
1962Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over
1962110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda)
19621st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
1962American Author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
1962Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over""""
1963Anti-Kennedy WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas"""
1963Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
1964Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
1964Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
1965Rolling Stones release Get Off of My Cloud""""
19666 youths sentenced in Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam"""
1968Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
1968Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
1971UN General Assembly admits Mainland China & expels Taiwan.
1971Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1971Belgium and China PR establish diplomatic relations
1971General Meeting of the UN agrees to admit China PR
1971Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1971UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan and admit Red China
1972Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hour
1972Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks
1973Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
1973Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
1973San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
1974Air Force fires 1st ICBM
1975USSR Venera 10 made day Venus landing
1975Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
19765th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
1976Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape
1978Israeli Government approves in principle
1978Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
1980Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
198112th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
1981200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile
1981Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon
1981George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
1983US invades Grenada a country 1/2000 its population.
1983US invades Grenada, a country 1 / 2,000 its population (US Wins!)
1984Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)"""
1984Hepatitis virus is discovered
1984King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
1984Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
1985Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
1985Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
1986International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
1986Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
1986Trailing 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
1987Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
1990Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1990New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
1991Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs vs. India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
1992Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances"""
1992Rene Lachemann hired as Florida Marlins 1st manager
1993Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
1994Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
1995Victor / Victoria
1996Frank, Brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant

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