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This Day in History For October 25

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1870 – Postcards first used in USA.

1906 – US inventor Lee de Forest patents “Audion”, a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting.

1923 – Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal.

1929 – Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe in the Teapot scandal – 1st US Cabinet member to go to jail.

1938 – The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J.L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as “a degenerated musical system….turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell.”

1947 – Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M.

1952 – First Dutch edition of children’s magazine “Donald Duck”

1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven.

1960 – Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses.

1964 – “The Wrong Way Run”, Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL’s #! blooper)

1964 – Rolling Stones appear on “Ed Sullivan Show” for the 1st time.

1973 – San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell.

1976 – Governor Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape.

1978 – Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

1984 – “Give My Regards to Broad Street” premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)

1988 – ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs’ popularity as pets.

2001 – Windows XP first becomes available.

2009 – MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2.

2018 – Google says it has fired 48 people for sexual harassment after New York Times reveals Android creator Andy Rubin got $90 million package when let go for sexual harrassment.