Once Upon A Time – October 25 – 1616 – Dutch East India Company Ship “The Eendracht” Discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

1415 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight

1854 The infamous “Charge of the Light Brigade” during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War results in over 100 killed

1962 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over”

1971 United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People’s Republic of China

2017 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him

MORE HISTORICAL EVENTS

OCT 25 IN FILM & TV

1978 “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

OCT 25 IN MUSIC

1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

OCT 25 IN SPORT

1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner

MORE FACTS…

1616 Dutch East India Company ship “The Eendracht” discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1764 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

1777 Governor of Virginia Patrick Henry (41) weds second wife Dorothea Dandridge

1859 US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

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