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Today in History for October 25th

USATODAY.com Sunday, 25 October 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China's UN seat changes hands; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. (Oct. 25)
 
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