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 This day in History - October 25
408 Historic Events for October 25
1895

Charles Halle, British pianist, dies

Death
1898

Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician

Birth
1900

England annexes Transvaal

Event
1902

Henry Commager, Pittsburgh, Steele historian

Birth
1902

Henry Steele Commager, Pitts Pa, historian (Atlas of Civil War)

Birth
1902

Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die

Event
1902

Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32

Death
1902

Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow

Event
1902

[B] Frank[lin] Norris, US writer (Pit), dies at 32

Death
1903

Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin

Event
1904

Teresa Milanollo, composer, dies at 77

Death
1906

US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio and broadcasting

Event
1906

Albert R‚ville, French theologist (J‚sus of Nazareth), dies at 79

Death
1907

Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden

Event
1907

Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72

Death
1909

Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)

Birth
1909

Whit Bissel, NYC, actor (Time Machine, General Kirk-Time Tunnel)

Birth
1912

Jack Kent Cooke, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1912

Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)

Birth
1913

Horace Grant Fletcher, composer

Birth
1914

John Reed King, Atlantic City NJ, TV host (Why?, Let's See)

Birth
1914

John Berryman, American poet (Friends and Associates)

Birth
1915

Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

Event
1917

Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd

Event
1917

In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power

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