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October 25: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


In the Gregorian calendar, October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years); there are 67 days left till the end of the year.

Event

(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: wikimedia.org

(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: wikimedia.org

(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: wikimedia.org

(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: wikimedia.org

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

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