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)
- 1760George III becomes King of Great Britain.
- 1854The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
- 1900The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- 1938The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as “a degenerated musical system.. turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”.
- 1944The Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers occupation.
- 1962Uganda joins the United Nations.
- 1977Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
- 1995A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
- 2004Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
- 2010Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.
Who were born on October 25?
- 1825Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
- 1902Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
- 1935Sam Taylor, American jump blues musician and songwriter (d. 2009)
- 1941Anne Tyler, American novelist
- 1947Glenn Tipton, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
- 1949Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1951Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
- 1960Christina Amphlett, lead vocalist for The Divinyls
- 1962Nick Hancock, British television presenter
- 1970Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
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