History October 25th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0625 - Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1131 - Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France

    1241 - Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV

    1671 - Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

    1760 - George III ascends British throne

    1764 - John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)

    1825 - Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean

    1906 - US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio and broadcasting

    1915 - Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

    1917 - In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power

    1924 - "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published

    1930 - 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began

    1955 - Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938

    1955 - Tappan sells 1st microwave oven

    1960 - 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC

    1962 - American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

    1971 - Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World

    1972 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks

    1976 - 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight

    1984 - Hepatitis virus is discovered

    1985 - Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1692 - Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain

    1735 - James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)

    1759 - Baron Grenville, (Whig) British PM (1806-07)

    1806 - Max Stirner, [Johann C Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige)

    1811 - variste Galois, French revolutionary/mathematician (Theory of G)

    1825 - Johann Baptist Strauss, (the younger), Austria, composer (Waltz King)

    1838 - Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)

    1864 - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretsjaninow, Russ/US composer (Snow White)

    1877 - Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)

    1888 - Richard E Byrd, Virginia, polar explorer (1926)

    1926 - Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, soprano (Madama Butterfly)

    1929 - Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist

    1932 - Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut

    1944 - Ian Anderson, English rock singer (Yes-Owner of a Lonely Heart)

    1945 - David Norman Schramm, physicist

    1947 - Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)

    1947 - John Hall, rocker

    1948 - Rob Halford, Engl metal singer (Judas Priest-Sin After Sin) [or 8/25]

    1957 - Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)

    1971 - Midori, violinist