Today in History – 25 October

Today in History - 25 October

 

1296

Saint Gyaneshwar passed away. (Samadhee).

1854

During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.

1916

German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.

1932

Pearless’ investment company was established.

1940

German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow.

1950

Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea.

1951

First General Election of India begins.

1954

President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.

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.

1990

JD and BJP withdrew support to Rajasthan and Gujarat governments respectively.

1990

Captain Sangma, first Chief Minister of Meghalaya, died.

1997

180mw Lower Periyar Hydroelectric Project in Kerala commissioned after 13 long years.

1999

Pramod Mahajan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, says, “”No objection to Bofors discussio

2009

Terrorist bombings in Baghdad kill over 150 and wound over 700.

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