ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY OCTOBER 25,
- 1971 – The United Nations seats the People’s Republic of China and expels the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations)
- 1977 – Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
- 1980 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
- 1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime MinisterMaurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d’état.
- 1991 – History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
- 1995 – A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
- 1997 – After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Nguessoproclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
1971 – The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China.
1983 – U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to U.S. citizens after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.
1990 – It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney that the Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia.
2000 – AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a family of four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and wireless).