October 25

  • Oct 25, 1415

    Battle of Agincourt

    During the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, Henry V, the young king of England, leads his forces to victory at the Battle of Agincourt in northern France.
  • John Adams

    John Adams marries Abigail Smith
  • Civil War

    On this day in 1861, signaling an important shift in the history of naval warfare, the keel of the Union ironclad Monitor is laid at Greenpoint, New York.
  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso was born october 25, 1881
  • Automotive

    On October 25, 1910, white race car driver Barney Oldfield beats prizefighter Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, in two five-mile car races in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
  • Wrestling

    On October 25, 1948, wrestling legend Don Gable is born in the tiny town of Waterloo, Iowa.
  • United States

    President Ronald Reagan, citing the threat posed to American nationals on the Caribbean nation of Grenada by that nation’s Marxist regime, orders the Marines to invade and secure their safety.
  • Susan Smith

    Susan Smith reports that she was carjacked in South Carolina by a man who took her two small children in the backseat of her car.
  • Russian Military Plane Crashes

    The Ilyushin-18 jet was built in 1968 and was used to transport military personnel. On October 25, a crew of 11 was flying 72 soldiers from Chkalovsky Airport near Moscow to the Batumi Airport in Georgia, in the Caucasus region east of the Black Sea
  • Star Dies

    "Camelot","Harry Potter" star Richard Harris dies.