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Historical Events on August 25
- 1543: The first Europeans bring the first firearms to Japan.
- 1580: Spain defeats Portugal during th Battle of Alcantara.
- 1609: Galileo Galilei shows Venetian lawmakers his first telescope.
- 1758: Prussia’s Frederick II defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf during the Seven Years’ War.
- 1825: Uruguay declares itself to be independent from Brazil.
- 1830: The Belgian Revolution begins on this day.
- 1916: The United States creates the U.S National Park Service.
- 1933: An earthquake in Mao County Sichuan, China kills over nine thousand people.
- 1940: The British Royal Air Force begins bombing Berlin during World War II.
- 1944: The Allies liberate Paris during World War II.
- 1950:S President Harry Truman orders the United States Army to take control of the nation’s railroads to avoid a strike.
- 1967: George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, was assassinated as he left a laundromat in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1980: Zimbabwe becomes a member of the U.N.
- 1981: Voyager 2 makes its closest approach yet to the planet Saturn.
- 1989: Voyage 2 makes its closest approach to the planet Neptune.
- 1991: The first version of the software that would become Linux is announced by Linus Torvalds.
- 2012: Voyager I becomes the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.
Famous Birthdays on August 25
- American actor Anthony Heald is born in 1944.
- British judge Andrew Longmore is born in 1944.
- Belgian cartoonist Daniel Hulet is born in 1945.
- American screenwriter Hannah Louise Shearer is born in 1945.
- American poet and author Charles Ghigna is born in 1946.
- American baseball player Rollie Fingers is born in 1946.
- English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is born in 1954.
- Scottish lawyer and politician Jim Wallace is born in 1954.
- German businessman Gerd Müller is born in 1955.
- Scottish guitarist John McGeoch is born in 1955.
- English actress Joanne Whalley is born in 1964.
- American actor Blair Underwood is born in 1964.
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