This Day at Law

First trial televised in New York

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.

UN replaces Republic of China with People's Republic of China

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.

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