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Friday, October 25, 2013

October 25 - The Day in History

October 25 : General Interest
1881: Pablo Picasso born

Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Malaga, Spain... read more

American Revolution
1774 : Congress petitions English king to address grievances

1910 : Barney Oldfield defeats boxer Jack Johnson in Brooklyn auto race

Civil War
1861 : Keel of the USS Monitor is laid

Cold War
1971 : The U.N. seats the People's Republic of China and expels Taiwan
1983 : United States invades Grenada

1994 : Susan Smith reports a false carjacking to cover her murder

2000 : Russian military plane crashes into mountain

General Interest
1415 : Battle of Agincourt
1854 : Charge of the Light Brigade
1929 : Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal

2002 : "Camelot," "Harry Potter" star Richard Harris dies

1748 : Henry Fielding becomes justice of the peace

1980 : Australian rock gods AC/DC earn their first Top 40 hit with "You Shook Me All Night Long"

Old West
1853 : Indians attack transcontinental railroad survey crew in Utah

1764 : John Adams marries Abigail Smith

1948 : Wrestling legend Dan Gable is born

Vietnam War
1972 : Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam
1973 : Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution

World War I
1916 : French troops celebrate recapture of Fort Douaumont at Verdun

World War II
1944 : First kamikaze attack of the war begins


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