October 25, 1400: <a href="/encyclopedia/people/arts/english-lit-to-1499/chaucer-geoffrey">Geoffrey Chaucer</a> died in London.
October 25, 1415: <p>The Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the <a href="/encyclopedia/history/modern-europe/wars-battles/hundred-years-war">Hundred Years War</a> took place.</p>
October 25, 1760: <a href="/encyclopedia/people/history/uk-ireland/george-iii-king-of-great-britain-and-ireland">King George III</a> of Britain was crowned.
October 25, 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade took place at <a href="/encyclopedia/places/baltic-cis/countries/balaklava">Balaklava during the <a href="/encyclopedia/history/modern-europe/wars-battles/crimean-war">Crimean War</a>.
October 25, 1962: <a href="/encyclopedia/arts/bios/american-lit/steinbeck-john">John Steinbeck</a> was awarded the <a href="/culture-entertainment/awards/nobel/nobel-prize-literature">Nobel Prize</a> in Literature.
October 25, 1971: The U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland <a href="/node/70469">China</a> and expel <a href="/node/70594">Taiwan</a>.
October 25, 1983: The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of <a href="/node/70502">Grenada</a>.
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