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Today in History
Today in History: Saturday, October  25, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Oct. 25, 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.
 
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1400Author Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
1760Britain's King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.
1854The English suffered heavy losses against Russia in the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. The battle inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade."
1881Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain..
1962Author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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1971The U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.
1983A U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there.
1986The New York Mets won Game 6 of the World Series in the 10th inning when a routine ground ball went through Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.
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1994Susan Smith of Union, S.C., claimed that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons. She later confessed to drowning the children and was convicted of murder.
2001Microsoft released the Windows XP operating system.
2002Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., 58, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota.
2003Florida State's Bobby Bowden became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory as the Seminoles beat Wake Forest 48-24.
2005U.S. military deaths in Iraq reached 2,000.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Singer Katy Perry turns 30 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barbara CookSinger, actress87
Marion RossActress ("Happy Days")86
Bobby KnightHall of Fame college basketball coach74
Helen ReddySinger73
Anne TylerAuthor73
Jon AndersonRock singer (Yes)70
Dave CowensBsaketball Hall of Famer66
Nancy CartwrightActress ("The Simpsons")57
Tracy NelsonActress ("Father Dowling Mysteries")51
Adam GoldbergActor44
Pedro MartinezBaseball player43
MidoriViolinst43
Young RomeR&B singer33
R&B singer Ciara turns 29 years old today.
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