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  • Málaga, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1881

    Pablo Picasso

    Born

    Málaga, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1881

    Born in the city of Málaga in the Andalusian region of Spain




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The PVA First Phase Offensive

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    After secretly crossing the Yalu River on 19 October, the (People's Volunteer Army) PVA 13th Army Group launched the First Phase Offensive on 25 October, attacking the advancing UN forces near the Sino-Korean border.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Oct 25, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    A mass of Protesters Gathered in Front of The Parliament Building

    Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Oct 25, 1956

    On 25 October, a mass of protesters gathered in front of the Parliament Building. ÁVH units began shooting into the crowd from the rooftops of neighbouring buildings. Some Soviet soldiers returned fire on the ÁVH, mistakenly believing that they were the targets of the shooting. Supplied by arms taken from the ÁVH or given by Hungarian soldiers who joined the uprising, some in the crowd started shooting back.




  • Apalachin, New York, U.S.
    Friday Oct 25, 1957

    Lucky Luciano

    Anastasia's assassination

    Apalachin, New York, U.S.
    Friday Oct 25, 1957

    On October 25, 1957, Genovese and Gambino successfully arranged the murder of Anastasia, another Luciano ally. The following month, Genovese called a meeting of bosses in Apalachin, New York to approve his takeover of the Luciano family and to establish his national power. Instead, the Apalachin Meeting turned into a fiasco when law enforcement raided the meeting. Over 65 high-ranking mobsters were arrested and the Mafia was subjected to publicity and numerous grand jury summons.




  • Cuba
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1960

    Fidel Castro

    U.S. Companies' Nationalization

    Cuba
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1960

    On 25 October a further 166 U.S. companies operating in Cuba had their premises seized and nationalized.




  • Iran
    Sunday Oct 25, 1964

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Khomeini denounced both the Shah and the United States

    Iran
    Sunday Oct 25, 1964

    On 26 October 1964, Khomeini denounced both the Shah and the United States. This time it was in response to the "capitulations" or diplomatic immunity granted by the Shah to American military personnel in Iran.




  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 1971

    United Nations

    Chinese seat on the Security Council

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 1971

    With the spread of decolonization in the 1960s, the organization's membership saw an influx of newly independent nations. In 1960 alone, 17 new states joined the UN, 16 of them from Africa. On 25 October 1971, with opposition from the United States, but with the support of many Third World nations, the mainland, communist People's Republic of China was given the Chinese seat on the Security Council in place of the Republic of China that occupied Taiwan; the vote was widely seen as a sign of waning US influence in the organization.


  • Grenada, Carribean islands
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1983

    Ronald Reagan

    Operation Urgent Fury of Grenada

    Grenada, Carribean islands
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1983

    On October 25, 1983, Reagan ordered U.S. forces to invade Grenada (codenamed "Operation Urgent Fury") where a 1979 coup d'état had established an independent non-aligned Marxist–Leninist government.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1994

    Bosnian War

    Operation Amanda

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1994

    Operation Amanda was an UNPROFOR mission led by Danish peacekeeping troops, with the aim of recovering an observation post near Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 October 1994.


  • Kosovo
    Sunday Oct 25, 1998

    Kosovo War

    The Serbian withdrawal commenced

    Kosovo
    Sunday Oct 25, 1998

    The Serbian withdrawal commenced on or around 25 October 1998.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    Microsoft

    Windows XP

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    On October 25, 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP, unifying the mainstream and NT lines of OS under the NT codebase.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    Windows

    Windows XP

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    The next major version of Windows NT, Windows XP, was released on October 25, 2001. The introduction of Windows XP aimed to unify the consumer-oriented Windows 9x series with the architecture introduced by Windows NT, a change that Microsoft promised would provide better performance over its DOS-based predecessors. Windows XP would also introduce a redesigned user interface (including an updated Start menu and a "task-oriented" Windows Explorer), streamlined multimedia and networking features, Internet Explorer 6, integration with Microsoft's .NET Passport services, modes to help provide compatibility with software designed for previous versions of Windows, and Remote Assistance functionality.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 2004

    Eminem

    Mosh

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 2004

    On October 25, 2004, a week before the 2004 US Presidential election, Eminem released the video for "Mosh" on the Internet. In it, Eminem gathers an army (including rapper Lloyd Banks) of Bush-administration victims and leads them to the White House. When they break in, it is learned that they are there to register to vote; the video ends with "VOTE Tuesday November 2". After Bush's reelection, the video's ending was changed to Eminem and the protesters invading the White House during a speech by the president.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

    Uber

    A Uber branded Visa credit card is announced for the United States market

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

    A Uber branded Visa credit card is announced for the United States market, in partnership with Barclays. The card became open for applications on November 2, 2017.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2018

    Google LLC

    The Exposé, "How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’"

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2018

    On October 25, 2018, The New York Times published the exposé, "How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’". The company subsequently announced that "48 employees have been fired over the last two years" for sexual misconduct.


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