This day in history

Friday, Oct. 25, is the 298th day of 2013. There are 67 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Former American League president and Baseball Hall of Famer Lee MacPhail is 96. Former AL president Dr. Bobby Brown is 89. Actress Marion Ross is 85. Basketball Hall of Famer Bobby Knight is 73. Author Anne Tyler is 72. Rock singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 69. Political strategist James Carville is 69. Director Julian Schnabel is 62. Actress Nancy Cartwright is 56. Actress Tracy Nelson is 50. Actor Adam Goldberg is 43. Actor-singer Adam Pascal is 43. Violinist Midori is 42. Actor Craig Robinson is 42. Actor Mehcad Brooks is 33. Pop singer Katy Perry is 29. Singer Ciara is 28.

In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.


In 1854, the ‘‘Charge of the Light Brigade’’ took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of more than 600 men charged the Russian army and suffered heavy losses.

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In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Va., for his raid at Harpers Ferry. (He was convicted and hanged.)

In 1957, mob boss Albert Anastasia of ‘‘Murder Inc.’’ notoriety was shot to death in a barber shop in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York.

In 1962, ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the UN Security Council.

In 1971, the UN General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.


In 1983, a US-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Reagan.