October 25 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

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 Valerian 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

Today’s Historical Events

625 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1131 Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France

1147 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon

1147 Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum

1241 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

1315 Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle

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

1415 John IV van Bourgondy becomes Duke of Brabant and Limburg

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1953 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 The Rolling Stones make their 1st appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”; they perform a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Around & Around,” and their own hit “Time Is On My Side” [1]

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

1980 Barbra Streisand‘s “Guilty” album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single “Woman In Love,” goes #1 for 3 weeks

1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs’ popularity as pets

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

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

1885 Johannes Brahms conducts the premiere of his 4th Symphony in e, Op. 98, in Meiningen, Germany

1938 American Archbishop of Dubuque (Iowa), Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as “a degenerated musical system… turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”.

1940 Vernon Duke and John Latouche’s musical “Cabin In The Sky” opens at the Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances

1947 Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell’s musical “Under the Counter” closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 27 performances

1953 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th Symphony

1963 The Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Karlstad, Sweden, performing twice at a secondary school auditorium

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1621 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day

1884 1st “World Championship” Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: Providence Grays (NL) beat NY Mets (American Association), 12-2 in 6 innings for 3 game sweep; game abandoned because of bitter cold

1905 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis

1909 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Perth: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats Ernie Parker of Australia 6–1, 7–5, 6–2

1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers

1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

1937 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees

1947 Bradman scores 156 for South Australia v India, 152 mins, 22 fours