On this day
A prison opened in Philadelphia.
In 1829, the Eastern State Penitentiary opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the world’s first prison to entirely use the solitary confinement system intended for rehabilitation. It was designed by Robert Strickland but eventually closed in 1971. Now it serves as a museum.
The Charge of the Light Brigade took place.
In 1854, the Charge of the Light Brigade took place as part of the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. Over 100 people were killed during the charge.
The UN voted to expel Taiwan.
In 1971, the United Nations decided to vote and expel Taiwan, ruled by Chinese nationalists. They also decided to allow the admittance of the Communist People's Republic of China. To this day, Taiwan is still not part of the UN, and there continues to be political contention over recognizing the state with regard to its position alongside China.
Special Days Falling on October 25thWhat is so special about October 25th? Well, to many, it is a vitally important day, and here’s why.
Anniversary of Philippine Military Academy
In the Philippines, October 25th is always the Anniversary of the Philippine Military Academy. The day is celebrated by the citizens of the nation in honor of the military academy, or PMA, that has served as the perfect institution to educate and prepare the military officers of the country, to serve and protect their beloved home.
International Artist Day
Where would the world be without its artists? The imaginative, creative, and profoundly skillful people who dedicate their time and talents to creating new and interesting pieces that mimic the world, their own feelings, or something completely new and extraordinary. We need art as much as we need anything else to get by. It accompanies us, finds us, and, for many of us, it has saved us time and time again. So, today, cherish the artists you know and love!
World Pasta Day
Pasta is one of the most popular foods in the world. This versatile and starchy foodstuff works great as the base for so many recipes. It is perfect with all kinds of sauces, such as lasagne sheets, or simply with a bit of butter and salt. It’s easy to prepare, too. So, today, eat as much pasta as you like and honor the wonderful creators in Italy who make it fresh every day!