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On This Day — October 25th

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October 25th is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

 Historical Events:

1415 – Hundred Years’ War: Henry V of England and his lightly armoured infantry and archers defeat the heavily armoured French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispin’s Day.

 1854 – The Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).

 1944 – Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organised youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.

 1944 – The USS Tang under Richard O’Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship’s own malfunctioning torpedo.

 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council proving that Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

 1973 – Yom Kippur War officially ends with a ceasefire.

 Celebrity Birthdays:

 Happy Days Actress Marion Ross turns 89

 Singer Katy Perry turns 33

 Television Personality Rylan Clark turns 29

 The Office Actor Craig Robinson turns 46

 Singer Ciara turns 32

 The Simpsons Actress Nancy Cartwright turns 60

 Happy Birthday to all October 25th babies!

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