Thursday, October 25, 2007

Today in History....October 25

* 1917, the First Marxist revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia

* 1929, Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding's cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member

* 1936, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, and Benito Mussolini create the Rome-Berlin Axis

* 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze ("divine wind") suicide bombers against American warships for the first time

* 1945, the Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies

* 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba

* 1971, the United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations)

* 1972, the Washington Post reports that White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman was the fifth person to control a secret cash fund designed to finance illegal political sabotage and espionage during the 1972 presidential election campaign

* 1983, Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters were executed in a coup d'état.

* 1992, Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution

* 2001, a day after the House signed on, the Senate sent President Bush the USA Patriot Act, a package of anti-terror measures giving police sweeping new powers to search terror suspects' homes and business records secretly and to eavesdrop on telephone and computer conversations. ALSO: Microsoft releases Windows XP

* 2004, Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American dollar will be banned by November 8


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