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Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25 - This Day In History

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October 25

2137 B.C. - Chinese Royal astronomers, Ho and Hsi, were executed after not predicting a solar eclipse caused panic in the streets of China.

1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died at the age of 57. He was the first poet to be buried in Westminster Abbey.

1415 - In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000 Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the English.

1760 - George III took the British throne after the death of King George II, his grandfather.

1812 - During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian.

1854 - The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

1870 - The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.

1881 - The founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain.

1888 - Richard Byrd, the first person to see the North Pole, was born.

1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized power in Russia.

1918 - The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia hit the reef off the coast of Alaska. Nearly 400 people died.

1920 - King Alexander of Greece died from blood poisoning that resulted from a bite from his pet monkey.

1929 - Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found guilty of taking a bribe. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $100,000.

1931 - The George Washington Bridge opened to traffic.

1939 - "The Time of Your Life," by William Saroyan, opened in New York.

1951 - In Panmunjom, peace talks concerning the Korean War resumed after 63 days.

1954 - A U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first time.

1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company.

1958 - U.S. Marines withdrew from Beirut, Lebanon. They had been sent in on July 25, 1958, to protect the nation's pro-Western government.

1960 - The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was introduced.

1962 - U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China.

1983 - U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to U.S. citizens after a recent coup within Grenada's Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

1990 - It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney that the Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia.

1994 - Susan Smith of Union, SC, claimed that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons. Smith was later convicted of drowning her children in a nearby lake.

1999 - Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet crashed in South Dakota. The plane flew uncontrolled for four hours before the crash.

2000 - AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a family of four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and wireless).

2001 - It was announced that scientists had unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons.

Whose Birthday Is It?

Georges Bizet 1838

Pablo Picasso 1881

Richard Byrd 1888

Leo G. Carroll 1892

Whit Bissell 1909

Minnie Pearl 1912

Lee MacPhail 1917

Chubby Jackson 1918

Buddy Thomson 1923

Earl Palmer 1924

Billy Barty 1924

Jimmy Heath 1926

Barbara Cook 1927

Marion Ross 1928

Jeanne Cooper 1928

Tony Franciosca 1928

Earl Ingarfield 1934

Jeanne Black 1937

Bobby Knight 1940

Ann Tyler 1941

Helen Reddy 1942

Jon Anderson 1944

Taffy Danoff 1944

Glen Tipton 1948

Brian Kerwin 1949

Matthais Jabs 1955

Nancy Cartwright 1957

Mark Miller 1958

Nick Thorp 1958

Christina Amphlett 1960

Chad Smith 1962

Tracy Nelson 1963

Michael Boatman 1964

Speech 1968

Chely Wright 1970

Adam Goldberg 1970

Ed Robertson 1970

Midori 1971

Pedro Martinez 1971

Lamont Bentley 1973

Ben Gould 1980

Young Rome 1981

Jerome Jones 1981

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