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Calendar for October 25th, 2014

1400s

  • Died 1400: Geoffrey Chaucer (poet)

  • 1760s

  • 1760: George III became King of Great Britain

  • 1820s

  • Born 1825: Johann Strauss, the Younger (composer; The Blue Danube)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1838: Georges Bizet (composer)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1864: John Francis Dodge (manufacturer)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1881: Pablo Picasso (artist)

  • 1881: Leslie L. Curtis granted a U.S. patent for an air brush device

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Minnie Pearl (comedienne & singer)

  • Born 1914: John Berryman (poet)

  • 1918: S.S. Princess Sophia sank near Juneau, Alaska

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: Marion Ross (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Anne Tyler (author)

  • 1960s

  • 1960: Archibald J. Turner was granted a patent for a football shoulder pad

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Ed Robertson (musician)

  • Born 1971: Pedro Martinez (baseball pitcher)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Ariel Durant (historian)

  • Born 1985: Ciara (singer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Vincent Price (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Sen. Paul Wellstone (Minnesota congressman)

  • Died 2002: Richard Harris (actor)

  • 2004: Ken Jennings passed the $2 million mark on Jeopardy!, shattering his previous $1 million record set July 13, 2004

  • 2007: Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox became the first Japanese-born pitcher to play in a World Series game

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Nigel Davenport (actor)


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