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October 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002Actor Richard Harris (Gladiator, Harry Potter) dies in a London hospital at age 72.
 
2001Microsoft unveils its Windows XP operating system.
 
1999Pro golfer Payne Stewart dies aboard a Learjet that flew without human command for four hours, then crashed in South Dakota.
 
1995tennis player Bobby Riggs dies in California, at age 77.
 
1993  Jean Chretien succeeds Kim Campbell as Canada's prime minister.
 
1983US forces invade Grenada.
 
1971The United Nations votes to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China.
 
1962Photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba is presented to the UN Security council by US Ambassador Adlai Stevenson.
 
1962Uganda is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1945Greece is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1918Nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia sinks off the Alaskan coast.
 
1854The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place during the Crimean War.
 
1812The US frigate United States captures the British ship Macedonian during the War of 1812.
 
1760George III succeeds his late grandfather, George II, to become King of the British Empire.
 

Born today:

1981  Jerome Jones - R&B singer (Immature)

1971  Midori - violinist

1970  Ed Robertson - guitarist, vocalist (Barenaked Ladies)

1963  Tracy Nelson - actress

1962  Chad Smith - drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1956  Scorpions: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions (Mercury / Universal)  


Mathias Jabs - guitarist (Scorpions)
(photo credit: Mercury / Universal)
 

1948  Glenn Tipton - guitarist (Judas Priest)

1948  Dan Issel - basketball player, coach

1944  Taffy Danoff - singer (Starland Vocal Band)

1944  Jon Anderson - singer (Yes, solo)

1942  Helen Reddy - singer

1941  Ann Tyler - author

1940  Bobby Knight - basketball coach

1928  Marion Ross - actress (Happy Days)

1928  Tony Franciosa - actor

1927  Barbara Cook - actress

1926  Jimmy Heath - jazz musician (Heath Brothers)

1924  Billy Barty - actor

1912  Minnie Pearl - country entertainer (Hee-Haw)

1888  Richard Byrd - explorer, first to reach North Pole

1881  Pablo Picasso - artist

1838  Georges Bizet - pianist, opera composer (Carmen)

1825  Johann Strauss - composer

1340  Geoffrey Chaucer - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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