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Today in history
Today is Monday, October 25th, the 298th day of the year 2021. There are still 67 days in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On October 25, 1983, a US-led force marched into Grenada on the orders of President Ronald Reagan, who said the operation was necessary to protect US citizens there.
On this date:
In 1760 the British King George III followed. his late grandfather George II.
In 1854, during the Crimean War, the “attack of the light brigade” took place when an English brigade of more than 600 men attacked the Russian army with heavy losses.
In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown was on trial in Charles Town, Virginia for his failed assault on Harpers Ferry. (Brown was convicted and hanged.)
In 1881 the artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain.
“America the Beautiful” was first published in 1910 with texts by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward.
In 1962, during a meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson II asked Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin to confirm or deny the existence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba; Stevenson then presented photographic evidence of the bases to the council.
In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly voted for the admission of mainland China and the expulsion of Taiwan.
In 1982, the sitcom Newhart, starring Bob Newhart as an innkeeper in Vermont, premiered on CBS.
In 1994, Susan Smith of Union, SC, alleged that a black car thief drove away with her two young sons (Smith later confessed to drowning the children in John D. Long Lake and was convicted of murder). In South Africa, three defendants were convicted of the murder of American exchange student Amy Biehl. (In 1998, all three were granted amnesty by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.)
In 1999, golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota; Stewart was 42.
In 2002, US Senator Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., Along with his wife, daughter and five other people, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota a week and a half before the election.
In 2014, the World Health Organization announced that more than 10,000 people were infected with Ebola and that nearly half of them had died as the outbreak continued to spread. Jack Bruce, 71, bassist and lead singer of the power trio Cream from the 1960s, died in London.
Ten years ago: The deposed Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, his son Muatassim and the former defense minister Abu Bakr Younis were buried in a secret location at dawn, five days after Gaddafi was murdered by revolutionary fighters.
Five years ago: A federal judge in San Francisco approved a nearly $ 15 billion settlement that leaves nearly half a million Volkswagen owners and tenants the choice of selling their diesel cars back or having them repaired with it they don’t cheat on the emissions tests and spit out excess pollution. The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 at the start of the World Series.
A year ago: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told CNN that “we will not control the pandemic” because it is “a contagious virus like the flu.” Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost electricity as utility companies tried to reduce the likelihood of their devices igniting forest fires and the fire-weary state prepared for another onset of dry, windy weather.
The Associated Press