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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1812War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
- 1861The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
- 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.
- 1940Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
- 1962Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
- 1962Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
- 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.
Who were born on October 25?
- 1881Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
- 1886Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)
- 1937Roberto Menescal, Brazilian jazz guitarist important to founding of bossa nova
- 1940Bobby Knight, American basketball coach
- 1944James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
- 1955Glynis Barber, English actress
- 1964Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor
- 1966Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
- 1977Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
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