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 This day in History - October 25
408 Historic Events for October 25
1940

US Army Gen Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general

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1940

Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General

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1940

Duke, Latouche and Felter's musical premieres in NYC

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1940

Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army

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1941

16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine

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1941

Robert D‚launay, French painter, dies at 56

Death
1941

Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia

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1941

Germany attacks Moscow

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1941

Helen Reddy, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (I Am Woman)

Birth
1941

Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)

Birth
1941

Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur

Birth
1942

Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

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1942

Ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs and 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies

Death
1942

Fieldmarshal Rommel back in North-Africa

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1942

3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive

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1943

H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed

Death
1943

Selly Fernandes, Cura‡ao poetess (Winking with Selly)

Birth
1943

Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)

Birth
1943

Burma railroad completed and opens

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1944

Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed

Death
1944

Battle at Cape Enga¤o: 4 Japanese ships sink

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1944

Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, Wash DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band)

Birth
1944

Ian Anderson, English rock singer (Yes-Owner of a Lonely Heart)

Birth
1944

Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed

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1944

Battle at Samar-island

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