This Day in History on 25 October

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 25 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1861: The Toronto Stock Exchange opened.

1924: The British arrested Subhash Chandra Bose and sent him to jail for two years.

1932: Pearless’ investment company was established.

1945: Taiwan was annexed by China at the end of World War II. The Japanese army surrendered to the Chinese army.

1951: First post-independence elections began In India.

1962: Uganda joined the United Nations.

1964: First indigenous tank was manufactured in Awdi factory and was named ‘Vijayant’.

1971: National Science and Technology Committee established.

1983: Technical Cell constituteded with a view to promote the use of official language Hindi on mechanical or electronic devices.

1989: P. Baiju, Anand Shetty, Arjun Deviah, Ananda Natarajan set a record for India at the 4x100m relay meet in 40.14s at Islamabad.

1994: A. M. Ahmadi became the 26th Chief Justice of India.

1999: South African author J. M. Coetzee received the prestigious Booker Prize for Literature for the second time.

2000: Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters of NASA, returned to Earth safely after a 13-day mission.

2009: Two suicide bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 155 and injured 721.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

840: Jacob ibn al-Leth al-Safar, founder of the Safarid dynasty.

1864: John Francis Dodge, co-founder of the Dodge Automobile Company.

1881: Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, and sculptor.

1929: M. N. Venkatachaliah, 25th Chief Justice of India. 

1937: Dr. Ashok Ranade, Indin Music critic.

1956: Soni Razdan, Indian-British actress. 

1984: Katy Perry, American singer, and songwriter.

1985: Ciara, American singer, songwriter, and model.

1987: Umesh Yadav, Indian Cricketer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1296: Saint Gyaneshwar passed away. (Samadhee).

Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet
Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet
Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian spiritual leader
Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian spiritual leader

1400: Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, and author. 

1647: Evangelista Torricelli, Italian mathematician and physicist and inventor of the barometer.

1760: George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland.

1960: Harry Ferguson, British Mechanic, founder of the Ferguson Company.

1980: Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1921)

1990: Captain Sangma, first Chief Minister of Meghalaya, died.

Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, director
Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, director
Dilip Parikh, Indian politician
Dilip Parikh, Indian politician

2002: Richard John Harris, an Irish actor, and singer.

2003: Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian spiritual leader and philosopher (b. 1920)

2012: Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

2019: Dilip Parikh, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Gujrat. (b. 1937)

Further Reading

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