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On This Day in History - 25th October

Birthdays

1825Johann Strauss, Austrian composer of 'Blue Danube'
1838Georges Bizet, French composer remembered for the opera 'Carmen'
1881Pablo Picasso, Renowned Spanish painter and sculptor
1934Joe Mercer, Popular British jockey
1936Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer
1957Robbie Mcintosh, Of the 'Pretenders' Pop group

Events

1400The English poet Geoffrey Chaucer died
1415Henry V's 'Longbowmen' were victorious over the French Knights at the Battle of Agincourt
1760In London, King George II died suddenly
1854The infamous 'Charge of the Light Brigade' took place at Balaklava,during the Crimean War
1951The Conservative Party, led by Winston Churchill, won the General Election
1976The National Theatre on London's South Bank was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen
1991'Star Trek' & 'ST The Next Generation' creator, Gene Roddenberry, died