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Notable Historical Events for October 25th

1990Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1947Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

1941Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia

1492Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1980Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1942Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa

1978"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

1492Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1992"Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

1875The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

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Notable Birthdays on October 25th

1919Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shah of Iran (1941-79)

1838Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)

1881Pablo Picasso, Malaga Spain, artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), (d. 1973)

1904[Herman] Denny Shute, Cleveland Ohio, American golfer and three-time major champion

1984Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas)

1954Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Massachusetts, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980)

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Notable Weddings on October 25th

1997NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

1859US President Chester A Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

17642nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

1973American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

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Notable Deaths on October 25th

1957Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

1999Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

2002Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

1995Bobby Riggs, tennis star, dies of prostate cancer at 77

1992Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

2013Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

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