October 25: Day of the Week
October 25, 2019 is the 298th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1747British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1854The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
- 1900The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- 1917Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia. The date refers to the Julian Calendar date, and corresponds with November 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
- 1920After 74 days on Hunger Strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney died.
- 1944Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.
- 1945The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
- 1983Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.
- 2004Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
- 2009The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
Who were born on October 25?
- 1759William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1834)
- 1892Nell Shipman, Canadian actress, screenwriter, and film producer (d. 1970)
- 1921King Michael I of Romania
- 1926Jimmy Heath, American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger
- 1936Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian
- 1939Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player
- 1948Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach
- 1977Birgit Prinz, German footballer
- 1977Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
- 1986DJ Webstar, American disc jockey
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