Google is celebrating the 108th birth anniversary of Asian-American Tyrus Wong today, because of him, 25 Oct is globally celebrated as International Artist Day. Here are some other important events of India and World History that took place on 25 Oct.

  • Windows XP first becomes available in 2001.
  • Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage in 2012.
  • The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games in 2012.
  • 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria in 2013.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship in 2015.
  • Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout" in 2016.
  • 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia in 2016.

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