Today in History

What happened on the 25th of October in history?

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  • 1400
    Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies in London.
  • 1415
    Battle of Agincourt Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight
  • 1671
    Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus satellite of Saturn.
  • 1675
    Iapetus moon of Saturn Discovered by Giovanni Cassini
  • 1760
    George III ascends the British throne.
  • 1825
    Erie Canal opens for business in NY
  • 1854
    The Light Brigade charges (Battle of Balaklava) (Crimean War)
  • 1903
    Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin.
  • 1930
    1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
  • 1960
    1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale NYC
  • 1962
    Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over
  • 1971
    UN General Assembly admits Mainland China & expels Taiwan.
  • 1971
    Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
  • 1975
    USSR Venera 10 made day Venus landing
  • 1983
    US invades Grenada a country 1/2000 its population.
  • 1984
    Rangers beat Devils 11-2