On This Day In History, 25 October

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World Events Today

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange was founded today in 1861
  • The Italian-American crime lord Albert Anastasia, one of the founders of the modern American Mafia, was murdered today in 1957, he was shot several times whilst sitting in the barber’s chair in Midtown Manhattan, New York City
  • After being released to manufacturers the day before, Windows XP went on general sale today in 2001

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first of the Halloween movies, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis, was released today in 1978
  • The pop legend Cliff Richard, one of the best-selling artists in the United Kingdom, was made a knight today in 1995
  • The British racing driver Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix today in 2015, it secured him his 3rd Drivers’ Championship win

Family Events Today

  • The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, was born today in 1881 in Málaga
  • Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as the American singer-songwriter Katy Perry, whose hits include I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold, was born today in 1984 in Santa Barbara
  • The Irish actor Richard Harris, who starred in many movies, including Camelot and Gladiator, died today in 2002 aged 72

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Greasy Food Day

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