October 25: Day of the Week
October 25, 2018 is the 298th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1616Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast.
- 1747British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1760George III becomes King of Great Britain.
- 1812War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
- 1900The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- 1920After 74 days on Hunger Strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney died.
- 1924The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party’s hopes of re-election.
- 1977Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
- 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.
- 1991History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
Who were born on October 25?
- 1825Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
- 1856Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)
- 1895Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1969)
- 1939Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek film director and a writer (d. 2007)
- 1955Danny Darwin, American baseball player
- 1965Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor
- 19652 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
- 1969Josef Beranek, Czech ice hockey player
- 1978Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
- 1981Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
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