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    Today in History
    October 25

    1415 An English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt, France. The French had out numbered Henry's troops 60,000 to 12,000 but British longbows turned the tide of the battle.
    1760 George III of England crowned.
    1854 During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.
    1916 German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.
    1923 The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
    1940 German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow.
    1944 The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters.
    1950 Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea.
    1951 In a general election, England's Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.
    1954 President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.
    1958 The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.
    1960 Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in prison for a sit-in.
    1983 1,800 U.S. troops and 300 Caribbean troops land on Grenada. U.S. forces soon turn up evidence of a strong Cuban and Soviet presence–large stores of arms and documents suggesting close links to Cuba.

    Born on October 25
    1825 Johann Strauss, composer.
    1838 Georges Bizet, composer, best known for his opera Carmen.
    1881 Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor or over 6,000 works.
    1888 Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
    1889 Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
    1902 Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
    1914 John Berryman, poet.
    1941 Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
    1971 Midori Goto, violinist.

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    1835 - Emily West signed a contract in New York to come to Texas to serve as housekeeper for a hotel run by James Morgan. West was known as the "Yellow Rose of Texas."

    1886 - In north Dallas, the Texas State Fair opened. This event took place on a section of John Cole's farm. Texas State Fair eventually merged with the Dallas Exposition and later became known as the State Fair of Texas.

    1909 - Santa Fe sent its first train south from Plainview, TX.

    1981 - Mel Renfro was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

    2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game also was the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually ended on October 26th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Today in History
    October 25

    1415 An English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt, France. The French had out numbered Henry's troops 60,000 to 12,000 but British longbows turned the tide of the battle.
    If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
    God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more, methinks, would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
    Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
    We would not die in that man's company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is called the feast of Crispian:
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
    And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember with advantages
    What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
    Familiar in his mouth as household words
    Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
    Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remember'd;
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
    --Odysseus
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