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Day of Songun
National Park Service Founders Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
National Kiss and Make Up Day
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
National Banana Split Day
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.