Saturday 25 October 2014, 10:25:45
25 October 1400
: Geoffrey Chaucer, English writer, dies in London and becomes the first to be buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
25 October 1415
: Henry V of England wins a major victory over France at the Battle of Agincourt, as famously depicted in Shakespeare's play
, adding decades to the Hundred Years' War and gaining a position where he can negotiate the French king's daughter's hand.
25 October 1671
: Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, the third largest moon of Saturn.
25 October 1854
: British cavalry and Russian forces fight the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War, inspiring the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
25 October 1971
: Resolution 2758 recognizes the ambassador of the People's Republic of China as “the only legitimate representative of China” and expells the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek “from the place which they unlawfully occupy at the United Nations”.