OCTOBER 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1616 – Dirk Hartog the Dutch sea-captain made the 2nd recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast on the 25th October 1616.

1825 – Johann Strauss II the Austrian composer was born on the 25th October 1825 (d. 1899).

1881Pablo Picasso the Spanish painter and sculptor was born in Málaga, Spain on the 25th October 1881 (died  8 April 1973 aged 91). Picasso official website: www.Picasso.fr | YouTube video: The Power of Art – Picasso (complete episode)…

1898Karl Anton the German film director, screenwriter and film producer was born in Prague, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the 25th October 1898 (died in Berlin 12th April 1979). Karl Anton directed 58 films between 1922 and 1960.

1939 – Fred Marcellino the American illustrator was born on the 25th October 1939 (d. 2001).

1941 – Helen Reddy the Australian singer was born on the 25th October 1941.

1944 – Jon Anderson the English singer from Yes was born on the 25th October 1944.

1947 – Glenn Tipton the English guitarist from Judas Priest was born on the 25th October 1947.

1955 – Matthias Jabs the German guitarist from Scorpions was born on the 25th October 1955.

1959 – Chrissy Amphlett the lead vocalist for The Divinyls was born on the 25th October 1959.

1961 – Chad Smith the American drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers was born on the 25th October 1961.

1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to 5 years in prison on the 25th October 1962.

1964 – Nicole German singer was born on the 25th October 1964.

1970 – Ed Robertson the Canadian lead singer from Barenaked Ladies was born on the 25th October 1970.

1981 – Austin Winkler the American lead vocalist from Hinder was born on the 25th October 1981.

1984 – Katy Perry the American singer was born on the 25th October 1984.

1985 – Ciara the American singer was born on the 25th October 1985.

1992 – Roger Miller the American singer died on the 25th October 1992 (b. 1936).

1993 – Vincent Price the American actor died on the 25th October 1993 (b. 1911).

Today in History for October 25th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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