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Today is Sunday, October 25th,   the 299th day of the year. There are 67

Michael Boatman

Michael Boatman

days remaining until the end of the year and 61 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

Computer Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus

Month, National Diabetes Month, National Vegetarian Month, National

Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month, World Pasta Day

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson


Michael Boatman, 56, actor

J.A. Adande, 50, sports columnist

Craig Robinson, 49, actor

Mechad Brooks, 40, actor

Ciara, 35, singer



Lola Monroe, 34, rapper

Loren Jordan, 31, reality star


Zelmo Beaty, 81, basketball player (d. 2013)


Vivian Dandridge, 1992, dancer (sister of Dorothy Dandridge) (b. 1921)


Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall

1940 – Benjamin O Davis Sr. becomes 1st African American general in US Army.

1945 – Jackie Robinson signed by Branch Rickey.

1964 – “The Wrong Way Run”, Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong

direction for a safety (NFL’s #1 blooper).

1971 – Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World.

1976 – Gov. Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor

of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were wrongly convicted in 1931 rape.

Cito Gaston

Cito Gaston

1990 – Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title.

1992 – Toronto Blue Jays manager, Cito Gaston becomes the first African

American to manage a team to a World Series title.

1994 – Susan Smith causes a national stir when she claims her 2 kids were

carjacked by two Black men.  She actually killed them.


Being a Scorpio born on October 25th, your ambition, passion and composure are amongst your most well-known qualities. While others may be content with their place in life, you always strive for the next level of success. Your ambition can be unmatched at times, as you are willing to work tirelessly to meet the goals that you create for yourself. Your passion runs deep, but your composure allows you to appear calm and calculated to those around you. Your outward reserve is so well-developed, that even your friends and family struggle to understand you.