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On October 25th, Kevin was born and...


Births
1825 Johann Strauss
1838 Georges Bizet
1881 Pablo Picasso
1888 Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd (Arctic explorer; 1st to N. Pole)
1912 Minnie Pearl
1924 Billy Barty
1928 Marion Ross (Happy Days)
1940 Bobby Knight (IU basketball)
1941 Helen Reddy & Ann Tyler
1944 Jon Anderson (YES lead singer)
1948 Glen Tipton (Judas Priest co-lead guitarist)
1954 Ed Powers (porn king)
1955 Gale Anne Hurd (producer)
1959 Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson)
1962 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer)
1970 Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 Adam Pascal (lots of theater; co-p Fully Committed)
1970 Adam Goldberg (actor)
1971 Craig Robinson (The Office)
1984 Katy Perry (singer)
1985 Ciara (singer)
2008 Amy Pohler and Will Arnett's son Archie

Deaths
1400 Jeffrey Chaucer
1993 Vincent Price
2002 Richard Harris
2008 Estelle "I'll have what she's having" Reiner
2008 Gerard Damiano (director of Deep Throat)
2013 Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons, SAG-AFTRA National Board)
2013 Hal Needham (director of Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run)

Marriages
1764 John Adams & Abigail Smith
1998 Punky Brewster
2008 Wanda Skyes (before Proposition 8 made it illegal)
2009 Fred Armisen & Elisabeth Moss

Other events
1861 Toronto stock exchange opens
1870 first U.S. trademark was given to the Averill Chemical Paint Company of NYC
1870 postcards first used in U.S.
1917 October Revolution in Russia
1924 premiere of Little Orphan Annie comic strip
1930 1st transcontinental air service begun
1945 China takes over Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies
1955 Tappan introduces the microwave oven
1962 Steinbeck awarded the Nobel Prize in literature
1962 Adlai Stevenson showed photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles were in Cuba- Cuban missile crisis
1964 Rolling Stones 1st appeared on Ed Sullivan
1971 Disney World dedicated
1971 China admitted to the UN, despite Tibetan oppression
1983 U.S. invaded Granada
1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One released
2007 SAG gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during its 75th anniversary
2008 Amy Winehouse enters rehab (again)
2009 McDonalds closes all of its locations (3) in Iceland
2010 Indonesian tsunami
2013 Air Force Academy makes "So help me God" an optional phrase in their honor oath. (It had been added in 1984. Annapolis and West Point (and UVA) do not have a religious component to their oaths.)
2013 Sandy Hook Elementary demolition begins. (I do not know if school replacement was planned prior to the 2012 shootings.)
and it's Thanksgiving Day in the Virgin Islands

Also born in Austin, TX: Sandra Bullock, Dabney Coleman, Ethan Hawke, Tobe Hooper, Harry Knowles, Nelly, Amber Heard, Steve Austin, Angus T. Jones, Tom Ford, Ciara, Bob Schieffer

Also raised in or near Acworth and Kennesaw, GA (other hicks who've made it!): Ryan Seacrest, Ty Pennington, Ron Lester (classmate at NCHS), Julia and Eric Roberts, Jack McBrayer, Little Richard, plus a lot of folks from HotLanta itself, including: Chloe Moretz, Ed Helms, Brittany Murphy, David Cross, Chris Tucker, AnnaLynne McCord, Stephen Dorff, Raven Symone, Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Kenan Thompson, DeForest Kelly, Alan Ball, Andre Benjamin, Jerry Reed, Jeff Foxworthy (of course), Chris Robinson, Nipsey Russell, and Tyler Perry's studio

Also graduated from UVA around the time Kevin did: Tina Fey, Jamie Ross (producer, Appalachia), Marc Lieverman (producer, ONN), Mike Million (director, Tenure)

Also graduated from IU around the time Kevin did: Meg Cabot (writer, 'The Princess Diaries'), Kevin Kline (well, he graduated much earlier than this KK!)


 
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