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This Day In Rock 10/25/12

2008 - Zenyatta, a horse co-owned by A-&-M Records co-founder Jerry Moss and named after The Police's third album, wins the Breeders' Cup filly race at Santa Anita racetrack near L-A.

2006 - Former Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler confirm that they are reuniting to tour under the name Heaven and Hell.

2005 - George Harrison's historic Concert for Bangladesh is released on D-V-D for the first time.

1999 - Actor Matthew McConaughey is arrested in Austin, Texas, and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphenalia and resisting transport. Police, responding to a noise complaint, found the actor naked, playing the bongos outside of his home.

1991 - Famous concert promoter and band manager Bill Graham dies in a helicopter crash at age 60.

1990 - Evander Holyfield knocks out James "Buster" Douglas in the third round to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

1975 - Elton John becomes the first rock act to play L-A's Dodger Stadium since The Beatles in 1966. He performs in a sequined Dodger uniform.

1973 - John Lennon sues the U-S government, maintaining that illegal wiretaps and surveillance were employed against him and his lawyer, Leon Wildes, prejudicing the appeal of his deportation.

1971 - The Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East receives its gold certification just four days before Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident.

1969 - Pink Floyd's Ummagumma album is released in the U-K, with U-S release slated for the following month.

1964 - The Beatles win five Ivor Novello Awards.

1964 - The Rolling Stones sing "Around and Around" and "Time Is on My Side" in their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. (The Stones appeared on Ed's show a total of six times.)

1963 - The Beatles kick off a tour of Sweden.

1955 - The microwave oven is introduced by the Tappan Company.

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