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On Oct. 25, 1854, British Lt. Gen. Lord Cardigan led a disastrous cavalry charge against Russian forces at Balaclava. Like the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the charge was made famous by a subsequent poem; in this case, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade." We explain why this battle is still celebrated in Britain a century and a half later.
October 25, 1881 is the birth date of painter Pablo Picasso, who changed the face of art forever.
Interview of the Day discusses a dinner between Truman Capote and Marlon Brando at a hotel in Kyoto, Japan, which later appeared as an interview in The New Yorker. Capote explained how he tricked the reluctant Brando into divulging his thoughts: “The secret art of interviewing, and it is an art, is to let the other person think he’s interviewing you. You tell him everything about yourself, and slowly you spin your web so that he tells you everything. That’s how I trapped Marlon.”
American Memory today covers the first venture onto North American soil from Russia, by Commander Bering, as well as the history of Russian-Alaskan relations, through its sale to the U.S. in 1867 and the freezing of travel between Siberia and Alaska caused by the Cold War in 1948.
American Memory also notes that on this day in 1764, John & Abigail Adams were married; it provides links to extensive material about their lives.
Today's high school Word of the Day is vignette.
The Week in Rap covers a wide range of subjects in the news, in entertaining fashion.
From the news widgets, NatGeo Kids reports on a green comet visiting earth this week.