October 25 Events in History - October 25 Birthdays - October 25 Deaths
2014 Three U.S. states have now established quarantine rules for travelers arriving from West Africa who have had contact with Ebola victims; Illinois is the latest to implement the policy, following the lead of New York and New Jersey
2014 A planned demonstration in Iran against recent acid attacks on women has been prevented by a show of police forces; protesters believe the women were attacked due to improper covering in accordance with the nation's dress code
2013 An 7.3-magnitude earthquake off of Japan's east coast prompts the country's emergency agencies to issue a tsunami warning
2013 Upon completion of the nuclear genome of a 24,000 year old Siberian boy, the data reveals that two-thirds of today's Native Americans come from Eastern Asia and only one-third originated in Western Eurasia
2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics is credited with helping the UK economy emerge from recession; official GDP figures show 1 percent growth from July to September
2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Jamaica and heads towards The Bahamas
2011 In the U.S., 133 people in 26 states are suffering from the 2011 U.S. listeriosis outbreak, which killed 28 people to date
2011 The last nine-megaton B53 warheads, in service since 1962, are disassembled near Amarillo, Texas
2010 Sony takes its original cassette Walkman off the market
2004 World Series, Florida Marlins beat the New York Yankees 4 games to 2
1996 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
1995 "Victor/Victoria," opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 738 performances
1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
1993 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
1993 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Quebecois wins parliamentary election
1993 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
1992 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 421 performances
1992 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 245 performances
1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Florida Marlins 1st manager
1991 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs vs. India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
1990 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets
1988 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
1986 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
1986 Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
1986 Trailing 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
1985 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
1985 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
1984 "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
1984 Hepatitis virus is discovered
1984 King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
1984 Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1984 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
1983 U.S. invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (U.S. Wins!)
1982 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 minutes, SA vs. Victoria
1981 11th New York City Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
1981 12th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
1981 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missiles
1981 Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win New York City marathon
1981 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks and her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Israeli Government approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace
1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
1976 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
1975 Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
1975 U.S.S.R.'s Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
1974 Air Force fires 1st ICBM
1974 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
1974 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
1973 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris
1973 San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hour
1972 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks
1971 Belgium and China establish diplomatic relations
1971 General Meeting of United Nations agrees to admit China PR
1971 Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1971 U.N. votes to expel Taiwan and admit Red China
1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
1968 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
1966 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
1964 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1964 Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
1963 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
1962 110th member of United Nations admitted (Uganda)
1962 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
1962 Stevenson demands U.S.S.R. ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, New York City
1960 Cuba nationalizes all remaining U.S. businesses
1957 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
1955 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
1955 Branch Rickey steps down as General Manager of the Pirates
1955 Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1953 Cleveland Browns' quarterback Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles
1953 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
1953 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
1953 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, California (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine "Donald Duck"
1952 French president inaugurates Donzere-Mondragonstuw Dam
1952 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* vs. India
1951 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
1950 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
1950 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani," premieres in Paris
1950 Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia
1948 Special Council of Annulment convicts F. Weinreb for collaboration
1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 27 performances
1947 Bradman scores 156 for SA vs. the Indians, 152 minutes, 22 fours
1947 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh for $4M
1946 1st trial against nazi war criminals in Neurenberg
1945 Japanese surrender Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-shek
1944 Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
1944 Battle at Samar-island
1944 Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
1944 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
1943 Burma railroad completed and opens
1942 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
1942 Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins
1942 Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa
1941 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa, Ukraine
1941 Germany attacks Moscow
1941 Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia
1940 Benjamin O. Davis became 1st Black general in U.S. Army
1940 Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General
1940 Duke, Latouche and Felter's musical premieres in New York City
1940 U.S. Army General Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
1939 George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner," premieres in New York City
1939 Nylon stockings go on sale in U.S. for 1st time
1939 William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life," premieres in New York City
1938 Japanese troops occupies Hankou and Wuhan
1937 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
1937 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
1935 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie and Jacmel Haiti
1932 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
1932 Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
1930 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
1930 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
1929 Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach and General Manager of New York Rangers
1925 Lester Patrick takes over New York Rangers
1925 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
1924 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
1923 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
1918 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
1917 In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
1917 Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
1915 Atty James L. Curtis named minister of Liberia
1907 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
1906 U.S. inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio and broadcasting
1903 Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin
1902 Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow
1902 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
1900 England annexes Transvaal
1893 Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr. Jameson beats Ndebeles
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (New York MSG) ends
1885 John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E, premieres
1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps New York Mets (AA) in 3
1881 Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clanton engage in "Shootout at OK Corral"
1875 Peter Tsjaikofsky's "1st Pianoconcert up. 23" premieres in Boston
1870 Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore
1870 Postcards 1st used in U.S.
1864 Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
1864 Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS and Turkeytown, AL
1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)
1859 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
1854 Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War), 409 die
1854 Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava
1825 Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
1812 U.S. frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
1764 John Adams marries Abigail Smith, marriage lasts 54 years
1760 George III ascends British throne
1671 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
1666 Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
1621 Governor Bradford of U.S. colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
1616 VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
1596 Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
1555 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
1521 Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam
1492 Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
1492 Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
1492 Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic
1415 Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeat armored knight
1415 John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1241 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)
1147 Battle at Doryleum: Arabs beat Koenraad III's crusaders
1147 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
1131 Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
625 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope