Did you know that International Artist’s Day is celebrated every year on October 25 to honour artists and all the contributions they make? Apart from International Artist’s Day, did you know that the Dirk-Hartog Island in Australia was discovered on this day in history? Every historical event bears equal responsibility for shaping our future. Well, it’s only fair to argue that we make history every day we live and that every event we witness shapes the direction of our lives. Let’s know some of the important historical events that took place on this day in history- October 25.
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Important Events that Happened in India on October 25
1980: Death Anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi
Sahir Ludhianvi was an Indian poet and film song lyricist who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages.
2017: First Fossil of Ichthyosaur
The first ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) fossil was discovered in India. Reports published in the science journal “Plos One.”
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Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 25
1616: Discovery of Australia
The Eendracht, a ship of the Dutch East India Company, discovered Dirk-Hartog Island in Australia, which ultimately led to the discovery of Australia on October 25, 1616.
1760: George III
On October 25, 1760, George III was crowned the King of Great Britain.
1854: Charge of the Light Brigade
During the Crimean War’s Battle of Balaclava, the notorious “Charge of the Light Brigade” resulted in over 100 deaths.
1945: Japanese Surrender Taiwan
On October 25, the Japanese surrendered Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-shek.
1955: Austria Resumed its Sovereignty
For the first time since the German occupation of 1938, Austria regained its sovereignty following the departure of the last Allied occupation forces.
1962: Nobel Prize
American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on October 25, 1962.
1964: Rolling Stones TV Appearance
Rolling Stones appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the 1st time.
1971: The United Nations Decides to Exclude Taiwan
The United Nations decides to exclude Taiwan, which is ruled by Chinese nationalists and admit the Communist People’s Republic of China.
1995: Cliff Richard Received his Knighthood
Cliff Richard, the first rock star to be knighted, earned his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II on October 25, 1995.
2007: A380 Passenger Flight
Singapore Airlines’ inaugural Airbus A380 passenger flight, with flight number SQ 380, provided scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
2009: Baghdad Bombings
The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings killed nearly 155 and wounded at least 721 people.
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1825: Johann Strauss II
Johann Strauss II, often known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Son, was an Austrian light music composer who specialised in dance music and operettas. Over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other genres of dance music, as well as operettas and ballet, were composed by him.
1881: Pablo Picasso
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who lived in France for most of his adult life.
1894: Âşık Veysel
Âşık Veysel was a Turkish ashik and highly regarded poet of Turkish folk literature.
1984: Katy Perry
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge who was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.
1987: Umesh Yadav
Umesh Kumar Tilak Yadav is an Indian cricketer who presently represents Vidarbha, the Indian national team, and the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
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