October 25th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts
October 25th History Highlights
October 25th is…
Greasy Foods Day
World Pasta Day
October 25th Birthday Quotes
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
“This moment is your portal to the future. Use it wisely!”
“Being beautiful is all in the attitude, it’s about confidence.”
“Take the back roads instead of the highways.”
“The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy.”
“Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.”
October 25th Birthdays
1792 – Jeanne Jugan, French nun (died in 1879)
1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, and sculptor (died in 1973)
1912 – Minnie Pearl, American country music comedienne (died in 1996)
1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (died in 2000)
1928 – Marion Ross, American actress
1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian-American singer-songwriter
1944 – Jon Anderson, English singer-songwriter
1944 – James Carville, American lawyer, and political consultant
1957 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress, Bart Simpson
1969 – Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, and television host
1971 – Craig Robinson, American actor
1984 – Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter
1985 – Ciara, American singer-songwriter
October 25th History
October 25, 3018 T.A. (fiction) The Council of Elrond was held, Lord of the Rings, Book
1938 – Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people.”
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first African American general in the United States Army.
1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.
1964 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1980 – #1 Hit October 25, 1980 – November 14, 1980: Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love
1982 – Newhart premiered on CBS
1983 – Microsoft released Word, version 1
1986 – #1 Hit October 25, 1986 – November 7, 1986: Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
October 25 Birthday (fictional) Squidward, SpongeBob Squarepants
1993 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show made its television debut on FOX, featured an intercut live cast performance.
October 25, 2001- Windows XP was released
2008 – #1 Hit October 25, 2008 – December 12, 2008: Britney Spears – Womanizer
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
John Wayne got cancer from a nearby nuclear test while filming The Conqueror. Or maybe it was the six-packs of cigarettes he smoked every day.
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of something is always done or held by 20% of a population.
Lewis and Clark had a dog on their expedition (a Newfie) named “Seaman”.
The Capital of India is New Delhi
“Bond. James Bond.” – James Bond (Sean Connery) in Dr. No, 1962
In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, three of Jabba’s men are named Klaatu, Barada, and Nikto.
If you are saying and believing the same things at the age of 40 as you were when you were 18 means you were always right (which is rare) or not learning much in your life (more likely).
There is a condition called ‘ergophobia’ – the fear of work or finding employment.
“pornography” derives from the Greek words porni (“prostitute”) and graphein (“to write”). It originates from art and literature depicting the life of prostitutes.
The earliest record of a yodel was in 1545, where it is described as “the call of a cowherd from Appenzell”.
One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy, constructed 1173-1372 AD
Gustav Mahler was superstitious and strongly believed in the Curse of the Ninth, where composers can only compose nine symphonies before they die. He tried to beat superstition by calling his 9th symphonic work a “song cycle,” then began work on his 10th symphony and died.
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