October 25

This Day in History

1854

Charge of the Light Brigade

In an event alternately described as one of the most heroic or disastrous episodes in British military history, Lord James Cardigan leads a charge of the Light Brigade cavalry against well-defended … (more...)

1944

Heinrich Himmler Targets Edelweiss Pirates

On this day in 1944, towards the end of World War II, the Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, ordered a crackdown on the so-called Edelweiss Pirates (Edelweißpiraten): a loosely organised youth … (more...)

1955

First Domestic Microwave Oven

On this day in 1955, the first domestic microwave oven is introduced. But the microwave’s origins were anything but domestic. Like many other inventions, the microwave oven was invented almost by … (more...)