Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 25
This is a list of selected October 25 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|Constitution Day in Lithuania (1992);||no footnotes|
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|1875 – The first performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, one of his most popular compositions, was given in Boston with Hans von Bülow as soloist.||refimprove|
|1922 – The Third Dáil adopted the Constitution of the Irish Free State, based on the requirements of the Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the first independent Irish state to be recognised by the British.||needs more footnotes|
- 1616 – The Dutch sailing ship Eendracht reached Shark Bay on the western coastline of Australia, as documented on the Hartog Plate etched by explorer Dirk Hartog.
- 1760 – George III became King of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1812 – War of 1812: USS United States captured HMS Macedonian, which later became the first British warship to be brought into an American harbor.
- 1854 – Crimean War: Lord Cardigan led his cavalry to disaster in the Battle of Balaclava.
- 1920 – Irish playwright and politician Terence MacSwiney died after 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, bringing the Irish struggle for independence to international attention.
- 1924 – The Zinoviev letter, purportedly a directive from Moscow to increase communist agitation, was published in the Daily Mail, pushing the Conservative Party to a landslide victory in the UK general election four days later.
- 1944 – Heinrich Himmler ordered a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a nonconformist youth group that assisted army deserters and others hiding from the Nazis.
- 1944 – USS Tang, the United States Navy submarine credited with sinking more ships than any other American submarine, sank when it was struck by its own torpedo.
- 1971 – The UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758, replacing the Republic of China with the People's Republic of China as China's representative at the United Nations.
- 1983 – The United States and Caribbean allies invaded Grenada, six days after Bernard Coard seized power in a violent coup d'état.
- 2001 – Windows XP, one of the most popular and widely used versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, was released for retail sale.
- 1147 – Reconquista: Forces under Afonso I of Portugal captured Lisbon from the Moors after a four-month siege in one of the few Christian victories during the Second Crusade.
- 1415 – Hundred Years' War: Henry V of England and his lightly armoured infantry and archers defeated the heavily armoured French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt (pictured) on Saint Crispin's Day.
- 1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange, the stock exchange with the most mining and petrochemical companies listed in the world, was established.
- 1980 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a multilateral treaty providing an expeditious method to return a child taken from one member nation to another, concluded at The Hague.
- 2010 – Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that lasted over a month.