HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

-1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
– 1917 – World War I: Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
– 1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
– 1918 – Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
– 1954 – In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.
– 1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
– 1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
– 1972 – United States presidential election: U.S. President Richard Nixon is re-elected in the largest landslide victory at the time.
– 1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
– 1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman.