On This Day..... October 25

 

OCTOBER 25TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GREASY FOOD DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
  • MINNIE PEARL (1912-1996)
 
  • MARION ROSS (1928, 90)
  • BOBBY KNIGHT (1940, 78)
 
  • HELEN REDDY (1941, 77)
  • JAMES CARVILLE (1944, 74)
 
  • MIKE ERUZIONE (1954, 64)
  • NANCY CARTWRIGHT (BART SIMPSON) (1957, 61)
 
  • TRACY NELSON (1963, 55)
  • SAMANTHA BEE (1969, 49)
 
  • PEDRO MARTINEZ (1971, 47)
  • KATY PERRY (1984, 34)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1400, GEOFFREY CHAUCER DIES AT 56
  • IN  1521, ROMAN EMPORER CHARLES V BANS WOODEN BUILDINGS IN AMERSTERDAM
  • IN 1621, GOVERNOR BRADFORD OF THE PLIMOUTH COLONY MAKES PLAYING SPORTS ON CHRISTMAS ILLEGAL
  • IN 1760, GEORGE III IS CROWNED KING OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1764, JOHN ADAMS MARRIES ABIGAIL SMITH IN WEYMOUTH, MASS
 
  • IN 1780, JOHN HANCOCK IS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS
  • IN 1854, OVER 100 PEOPLE ARE KILLED DURING THE IMFAMOUS CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR
  • IN 1870, THE FIRST POSTCARDS ARE MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES
 
  • IN 1875, THE FIRST PERFORMANCE OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S PIANO CONCERTO #1 IS PLAYED IN BOSTON BY HANS VON BULOW
  • IN 1905, NAVY PLAYS THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IN THE FIRST EVER CRAB BOWL
  • IN 1918, THE “PRINCESS SOPHIA”, A CANADIAN STEAMBOAT HITS A REEF OFF OF ALASKA AND KILLS ALL 398 PEOPLE ON BOARD
  • IN 1929, INTERIOR SECRETARY ALBERT FALL BECOMES THE FIRST U.S. CABINET MEMBER TO GO TO JAIL AFTER HE IS CONVICTED OF ACCEPTING $100,000 IN BRIBES IN THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL
 
  • IN 1932, BENITO MUSSOLINI VOWS TO REMAIN DICTATOR OF ITALY FOR 30 YEARS
  • IN 1938, ARCHBISHOP FRANCIS BECKMAN PROCLAIMS SWING MUSIC TO BE DEGENERATIVE TO THE MORAL FIBER OF MAN AND WARNS IT WILL LEAD YOUNG PEOPLE DOWN A PATH TO HELL
  • IN 1940, THE U.S. ARMY PROMOTES ITS FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN GENERAL, BENJAMIN DAVIS SR.
 
  • IN 1941, 16,000 JEWS ARE MASSACRED IN THE UKRAINE
  • IN 1944, THE USS TANG FIRES A TORPEDO WHICH MALFUNCTIONS AND TRAVELS IN A CIRCLE, STRIKING THE SHIP THAT FIRED IT AND KILLING 78 CREW MEMBERS. THE NINE SURVIVORS WERE TAKEN PRISONER BY THE JAPANESE
  • IN 1945, JAPAN SURRENDERS TAIWAN TO CHINESE LEADER CHIANG KAI-SHEK
  • IN 1946, THE FIRST NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIAL BEGINS AT NUREMBERG
 
  • IN 1955, TAPPAN APPLIANCES SELLS THE FIRST MICROWAVE OVEN
  • IN 1957, NOTORIOUS CRIME BOSS ALBERT ANASTASIA IS MURDERED IN A BARBER’S CHAIN IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1960, THE BULOVA ACCUTRON ELECTRONIC WRIST WATCH BEGIN SALE IN NYC
 
  • IN 1960, CUBA NATIONALIZES ALL AMERICAN BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND
  • IN 1962, JOHN STEINBECK WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
  • IN 1963, PAMPLETS ARE FOUND AROUND DALLAS ACCUSING PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF TREASON UNDER THE SIGN “WANTED FOR TREASON”
  • IN 1964, JIM MARSHALL OF THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS RUNS 66 YARDS IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND SCORES A SAFETY THINKING IT’S A TOUCHDOWN
 
  • IN 1964, THE ROLLING STONES APPEAR ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW FOR THE 1ST TIME
  • IN 1965, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “GET OFF MY CLOUD”
  • IN 1968, YOKO ONO ANNOUNCES THAT SHE IS PREGNANT WITH JOHN LENNON’S BABY
  • IN 1968, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE RELEASES “ELECTRIC LADYLAND”
 
  • IN 1970, PRESIDENT NIXON ASKS AMERICAN RADIO STATIONS TO BANS ANY SONGS WITH DRUG REFERENCES
  • IN 1971, THE UNITED NATIONS VOTES TO EXPEL THE REPUBLIC OF TAIWAN ADMIT THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • IN 1974, THE U.S. AIR FORCE FIRES ITS FIRST INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE
  • IN 1978, JOHN CARPENTER RELEASES “HALLOWEEN”
 
  • IN 1980, BARBARA STREISAND HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “WOMAN IN LOVE” AND #1 ALBUM WITH “GUILTY”
  • IN 1981, GEORGE STEINBRENNER GETS INTO A FIGHT WITH TWO YANKEES FANS IN A HOTEL ELEVATOR
  • IN 1983, THE U.S. INVADES GRENADA
  • IN 1986, THE NEW YORK METS TAKE GAME SIX OF THE WORLD SERIES OVER THE BOSTON RED SOX IN THE 10TH INNING AFTER FIRST BASEMAN BILL BUCKNER LETS A BALL ROLL THROUGH HIS LEGS
 
  • IN 1986, BON JOVI GOES TO #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “SLIPPERY WHEN WET”
  • IN 1986, THE BILLBOARD SINGLES CHART IS TOPPED BY THREE SOLO FEMALE ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY WITH CYNDI LAUPER, TINA TURNER AND JANET JACKSON AT THE #1, #2 AND #3 POSITION
  • IN 1987, THE MINNESOTA TWINS WIN THEIR FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES OVER THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
 
  • IN 1990, EVANDER HOLYFIELD KNOCKS OUT BUSTER DOUGLAS TO WIN THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN 1990, EMPLOYEES AT THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BEGIN A SIX MONTH STRIKE
  • IN 1992, ROSS PEROT DROPS OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE (AGAIN) BECAUSE HE FEARS IT WILL DISRUPT PLANS FOR HIS DAUGHTER’S WEDDING
 
  • IN 1993, VINCENT PRICE DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 82
  • IN 1993, MTV DEBUTS “THE JON STEWART SHOW”
  • IN 1995, BOBBY RIGGS DIES OF PROSTATE CANCER AT 77
 
  • IN 1997, ROGER GOODELL MARRIES NEWS ANCHOR JANE SKINNER
  • IN 1997, THE SPICE GIRLS HIT #1 WITH “SPICE UP YOUR LIFE”
  • IN 2001, MICROSOFT RELEASES WINDOWS XP
 
  • IN 2004, FIDEL CASTRO ANNOUNCES THAT AMERICAN DOLLARS WOULD NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS IN CUBA
  • IN 2010, TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES “SPEAK NOW”
  • IN 2012, HURRICANE SANDY KILLS 65 PEOPLE IN CUBA AND HAITI
 
  • IN 2013, THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT STRIKES A BOKO HAREM STRONGHOLD AND KILLS 74 MEMBERS
  • IN 2017, CHINESE PREMIER XI JINPING SHUFFLES HIS RULING COUNCIL AND PLACING ONLY MEMBERS ON IT WHO ARE TOO OLD TO ASCEND TO HIS POSITION, THUS ELIMINATING COMPETITION FOR HIS JOB
 

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