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
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
1400 Geoffrey Chaucer
1154 Stephen, King of England