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On October the 25th
The California Cedar Fire was first reported. It was one of the largest fires in US history which burned over 3000 square kilometers.
Irish actor, Richard Harris, died at the age of 72. He was one of the most famous and talented Irish actors of all time and a peer of fellow british actors Albert Finney, Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.
The Windows XP operating system was offically released.
The United Nations accepted the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China as the representative of the country of China.
Dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini agreed on the creation of the Rome-Berlin Axis.
A strong hurricane hit Haiti resulting in the death of over 2,000 people.
King Alexander I of Greece died at the age of 27. He died from sepsis after he was bitten by a pet monkey.
Spanish painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain. He is probably the most recognized name of 20th century art.
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