Historical Events On October 25

1492 Columbus’ ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic
1671 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
1825 Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
1861 The Toronto Stock Exchange was created
1870 Postcards first used in United States
1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist
1881 Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton engage in “Shootout at OK Corral”
1885 John Brahms’ 4th Symphony in E, premieres
1924 1st appearance of Little Orphan Annie comic strip
1939 Nylon stockings go on sale in US for first time
1955 Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1960 First electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
1971 Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1965 Rolling Stones release “Get Off of My Cloud”
1995 “Victor/Victoria,” opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 738 performances
1999 The dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr President”
to President John F Kennedy is sold for $US1,267,500, a record for an item of
clothing at auction.

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