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On This Day in History, October 25

What Happened On This Day – October 25

  • 1983 Invasion of Grenada

    A U.S. led invasion called Operation Urgent Fury was triggered by a coup that ended with the murder of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. The invasion ended with U.S. victory.

  • 1962 Uganda joins the UN

    Uganda became a member state of the United Nations.

  • 1940 First African-American made general in US military

    Benjamin Oliver Davis became the first African-American general in the United States Army.

  • 1854 Battle of Balaclava

    An alliance of Britain, France, and the Ottoman Empire fought the Battle of Balaclava against the Russian Empire during the Crimean War.

  • 1760 George III starts his reign

    George III started his reign as the King of Great Britain and Ireland.

Births On This Day – October 25

  • 1984 Katy Perry

    American singer-songwriter, actress

  • 1979 Rosa Mendes

    Canadian wrestler

  • 1970 Peter Aerts

    Dutch kick boxer

  • 1940 Bob Knight

    American basketball player, coach

  • 1881 Pablo Picasso

    Spanish painter, sculptor

Deaths On This Day – October 25

  • 1992 Roger Miller

    American singer-songwriter, actor

  • 1955 Sadako Sasaki

    Japanese victim of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

  • 1806 Henry Knox

    American general

  • 1400 Geoffrey Chaucer

    English poet

  • 1154 Stephen, King of England

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