October 25: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 25, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 298th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 25th. On this day, the People’s Republic of China replaced the Republic of China in the United Nations; Terence MacSwiney, Sinn Féin’s Lord Mayor of Cork, died after 74 days on a hunger strike in Brixton Prison, England; and the Toronto Stock Exchange was founded.

Scorpio is the zodiac sign for October 25. Pablo Picasso and Johann Strauss II are two famous people that were born on October 25th. National Art Day and World Pasta Day are being celebrated today.


(October 25, 1944)
During the Combat of Leyte Gulf, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the US Third and Seventh Fleets engage in the greatest naval battle in history, the Japanese use kamikaze suicide bombers on American vessels for the first time. photo source:


(October 25, 1955)
Domestic microwave ovens went on sale for the first time. Raytheon later leased its rights to Tappan in 1955 for the introduction of a household microwave oven. photo source:

(October 25, 1983)
Six days after a coup d'état results in the execution of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his followers, the United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada. photo source:

(October 25, 1984)
The Red Cross and Oxfam have reported that ten million Ethiopians are at risk of hunger, and Christian Aid and the Red Cross believe the same. The European Economic Community makes a donation of £1.8 million. Around 1 million Ethiopians died of malnutrition in 1984 because relief was inadequate or arrived too late in the situation. photo source:

(Died on October 25, 2019)
Dilip Parikh, Indian politician (b. 1937).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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