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Friday, October 25, 2013

October 25 - The Day in History

October 25 : General Interest
1881: Pablo Picasso born

Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Malaga, Spain... read more


American Revolution
1774 : Congress petitions English king to address grievances
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-petitions-english-king-to-address-grievances

Automotive
1910 : Barney Oldfield defeats boxer Jack Johnson in Brooklyn auto race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/barney-oldfield-defeats-boxer-jack-johnson-in-brooklyn-auto-race

Civil War
1861 : Keel of the USS Monitor is laid
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/keel-of-the-monitor-laid

Cold War
1971 : The U.N. seats the People's Republic of China and expels Taiwan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-un-seats-the-peoples-republic-of-china-and-expels-taiwan
1983 : United States invades Grenada
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-invades-grenada

Crime
1994 : Susan Smith reports a false carjacking to cover her murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/susan-smith-reports-a-false-carjacking-to-cover-her-murder

Disaster
2000 : Russian military plane crashes into mountain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russian-military-plane-crashes-into-mountain

General Interest
1415 : Battle of Agincourt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-agincourt
1854 : Charge of the Light Brigade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charge-of-the-light-brigade
1929 : Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cabinet-member-guilty-in-teapot-dome-scandal

Hollywood
2002 : "Camelot," "Harry Potter" star Richard Harris dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/camelot-harry-potter-star-richard-harris-dies

Literary
1748 : Henry Fielding becomes justice of the peace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-fielding-becomes-justice-of-the-peace

Music
1980 : Australian rock gods AC/DC earn their first Top 40 hit with "You Shook Me All Night Long"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australian-rock-gods-acdc-earn-their-first-top-40-hit-with-quotyou-shook-me-all-night-longquot

Old West
1853 : Indians attack transcontinental railroad survey crew in Utah
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indians-attack-transcontinental-railroad-survey-crew-in-utah

Presidential
1764 : John Adams marries Abigail Smith
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-adams-marries-abigail-smith

Sports
1948 : Wrestling legend Dan Gable is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wrestling-legend-dan-gable-is-born

Vietnam War
1972 : Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-suspends-bombing-of-north-vietnam
1973 : Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-vetoes-war-powers-resolution

World War I
1916 : French troops celebrate recapture of Fort Douaumont at Verdun
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-troops-celebrate-recapture-of-fort-douaumont-at-verdun

World War II
1944 : First kamikaze attack of the war begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-kamikaze-attack-of-the-war-begins


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