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Early cloudy skies, followed by partial clearing High 66F NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph

Clear in the evening followed by mostly cloudy skies overnight Low 52F Winds N at 10 to 20 mph Winds could occasionally be over 40 mph

Today is Sunday Oct 25, on the 299th day of 2020 There are 67 days left in the year

On October 25, 1910, « America the Beautiful », with lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A Ward, was first released

In 1854, the « Charge of the Light Brigade » took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of over 600 men charged the Russian army, suffering heavy casualties

In 1957, Mafia boss Albert Anastasia of “Murder Inc” Notoriety was shot dead by masked gunmen in a barber shop inside the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City

In 1983, a US-armed force invaded Grenada (greh-NAY’-duh) at the behest of President Ronald Reagan, who said action was necessary to protect US citizens there

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In 1986, in Game 6 of the World Series, the New York Mets rallied by three points with two strikeouts in the 10th inning, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-5 and forcing Game 7; the decisive point scored on Boston first baseman Bill Buckner’s mistake on Mookie Wilson’s slow pitch (Mets won the series)

In 1994, Susan Smith of Union, South Carolina, claimed that a black car thief had run away with her two young sons (Smith later confessed to drowning the children in John D Long Lake , and was convicted of murder) Three defendants were convicted in South Africa of the murder of Amy Biehl, an American exchange student (In 1998, all three were amnestied by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the South Africa)

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 years old

In 2002, US Sen Paul Wellstone, D-Minn, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota along with his wife, daughter and five other people a week and a half before the election The actor Richard Harris has died in London at the age of 72

In 2014, the World Health Organization said more than 10,000 people had been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them had died as the epidemic continued to spread Jack Bruce, 71-year-old bassist and lead singer of 1960s power trio Cream has died in London

Ten years ago: Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH’-mihd KAHR’-zeye) admitted to receiving millions of dollars in cash from Iran, adding that Washington was also giving him « bags of money « because his office lacked funds In Indonesia, an earthquake triggered a tsunami off West Sumatra that killed hundreds and destroyed homes, mosques and other buildings

Five years ago: declaring that « today is a time of mercy », Pope Francis closed a historic meeting of bishops which approved an important new direction in welcoming divorced and civilly remarried Catholics in church Six people were killed when a Canadian whale watching boat capsized off Vancouver Island Flip Saunders, 60, who emerged from the backwaters of minor league basketball to become the ‘one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and co-owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has died in Minneapolis

A year ago: A 40-day strike that crippled the U of General MotorsS production ended when workers approved a new contract Maria Butina, a Russian woman convicted in the United States of being a Russian agent, was deported to his home country after serving a prison sentence; the gun rights activist had sought to infiltrate conservative US political groups and promote Russia’s agenda around the time Donald Trump came to power The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $ 10 billion cloud computing contract dollars, snubbing forerunner Amazon, whose competitive bid had drawn criticism from President Donald Trump (Start of work delayed because Amazon challenged the bidding process as flawed) The Houston Astros have won game three of the World Series, the first to be played in Washington, DC in 86 years Actor Felicity Huffman was released from a California federal prison two days before the end of her two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal

Today’s Birthdays: Former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown is 96 Actor Marion Ross is 92 The Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Knight is 80 Author Anne Tyler 79 years old Rock singer Jon Anderson (Yes) 76 years old Political strategist James Carville is 76 years old Singer Taffy Nivert (Starland Vocal Band) 76 years old Rock musician Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) is 73 years old The actor Brian Kerwin is 71 Actor Mark L Taylor is 70 Director Julian Schnabel is 69 Rock musician Matthias Jabs is 64 Actress Nancy Cartwright (TV: « The Simpsons ») is 63 Country singer Mark Miller (Sawyer Brown) is 62 Rock musician Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers; Chickenfoot) is 59 Actor Tracy Nelson is 57 Actor Michael Boatman is 56 Actor Kevin Michael Richardson is 56 Actor Mathieu Amalric is 55 Singer’s speech is 52 Actor-comedian-TV host Samantha Bee is 51 Actor Adam Go ldberg is 50 Actor-singer Adam Pascal is 50 Rock musician Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) is 50 Actor Persia White is 50 Country singer Chely (SHEL’-ee) Wright is 50 L actor Leslie Grossman is 49 Violinist Midori is 49 Actor Craig Robinson is 49 Actor Michael Weston is 47 Actor Zachary Knighton is 42 Actor Mariana Klaveno is 41 Actor Mehcad ( muh-KAD ‘) Brooks is 40 Actor Ben Gould is 40 Actor Josh Henderson is 39 Rhythm and blues singer Young Rome is 39 Pop singer Katy Perry is 36 Rock singer Austin Winkler is 36 Singer Ciara is 35 Actor Krista Marie Yu (TV: « Dr Ken ») is 32 Actor Rachel Matthews is 27 Actor Conchita Campbell is 25

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