25 October 2012

Timeline October 25 to 27

October 25
1400  Geoffrey Chaucer, author, died in London, England.
1415  The army of Henry V of England defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
1760  Britain's King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.
1802  Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man, was born. (d. 1864)
1825  Johann Strauss Jr., Austrian composer, was born.
1854  The "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War, in the Battle of Balaclava.
1971  The United Nations General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.

October 26
899   Alfred the Great, king of Wessex died. (b. 849) An imposing statue can be found in Winchester, England.
1786  Henry Deringer, American gunsmith, was born.
1806  John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada died. (b. 1752)
1825  The Erie Canal opened, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River in upstate New York.
1854  Charles William Post, US manufacturer of breakfast cereal, was born.
1861  The Pony Express officially ceased operations.
1881  The gunfight at OK corral took place in Tombstone, AZ.

October 27
1553  Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
1728  James Cook, British naval captain, was born.
1811  Isaac Merrit Singer, American inventor, who developed Singer sewing machine, was born.
1858  Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the US, was born in New York City.
1967  Expo '67 closed in Montreal.

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