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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

On this day: 25 October

ON THIS DAY- On this day in 1881, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet, and playwright Pablo Picasso was born. In 1936, the Rome-Berlin axis between Germany and Italy was established. China crossed the Yalu entered the Korean War on the side of North Korea against South Korea and the United Nations on this day in 1950. In 1983, the US military invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada, seized the country’s two airports, and took Cuban and Soviet prisoners. 21 years earlier, the Cuban missile crisis was brewing with US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson famously demanding USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over.” Earlier in history, King Henry VIII of England dismissed Thomas Cardinal Wolsey on this day in 1529 for his failure to legitimize Henry’s affair with Anne Boleyn and one day later designated Sir Thomas More as lord chancellor in his place. Morgan Freeman helped launch the This is Egypt campaign two years ago and last year, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail was promising Egypt will close an agreement with IMF for funding in two months.

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