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KIU Trivia: October 25th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International Artist Day. This day celebrates all forms of art — paintings, sculpture, photography, architecture, music, and more. Through this celebration, we show our respect for the passion and creativity in all artists.

World Pasta Day. This holiday was established in 1995 when 40 pasta producers from around the world gathered to hold the globe’s first World Pasta Congress. Since then, the world has joined forces each October to pay tribute to one of the most delicious and versatile foods known to man. Whether you prefer rigatoni, angel hair, or pappardelle, you’ll love this holiday!

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1945, Republic of China assumes control of Taiwan. As a result of the surrender and occupation of Japan at the end of World War II, the island of Taiwan was placed under the governance of the Republic of China (ROC), ruled by the Kuomintang (KMT), on 25 October 1945.

2.    In 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP. Windows XP is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. It was the direct successor to both Windows 2000 for professional users and Windows Me for home users, and it was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, with retail sales beginning on October 25, 2001.

3.    In 2012, the Irish government imposed economic sanctions by suspending bilateral economic assistance against the Ugandan government as a result of allegations of embezzlement of foreign assistance. 


1.    1940 – Apollo Nsibambi, former Ugandan Prime Minister.

2.    1984 – Katy Perry, American pop singer.

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