Tuesday, October 25, 2016
History for October 25 - On-This-Day.com
Pablo Picasso 1881, Richard Byrd 1888, Leo G. Carroll 1892
Marion Ross 1928 - Actress ("Happy Days"), Bobby Knight 1940 - Basketball coach, Helen Reddy 1942
1415 - In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000 Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the English.
1812 - During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian.
1854 - The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.
1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized power in Russia.
1929 - Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found guilty of taking a bribe. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $100,000.
1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company.
1960 - The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was introduced.
1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.