On October 25, 1988, the murder trial of Joel
Steinberg became the first
trial to be televised in New York during a
18-month experiment with televised courtroom proceedings that
eventually led to the founding of Court
TV in July 1991.
On October 25, 1971, the United Nations dismissed
the Republic of China (Taiwan) and allowed the People's Republic of
China to replace it in all UN bodies, including China's permanent
seat on the Security Council. The Republic of Taiwan has sought to
rejoin the UN in its own right, but these efforts have been
consistently blocked by the People's Republic of China.