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Historical Events Happened In August - 25

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1940  On this day in history the first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?)  

1940  On this day in history 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)  

1941  English & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran on this day in history.  

1942  Battle of Milne Bay, Papua on this day in history.  

1942  SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history george EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39  

1943  US forces overran New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)  

1944  Germany Army by now has sustained 400,000 men killed, wounded or captured, plus 1,300 tanks, 1,500 artillery, and 3,500 aircraft destroyed on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history paris is taken by the Allies. General De Gaulle re-establishes a presence in the capital.  

1944  France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death  

1945  Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore  

1947  Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76  

1948  Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history pres Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike  

1950  Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1950  US President Harry Truman orders the Army to take over the railroads to stop a possible strike on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game  

1952  On this day in history det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0  

1954  On this day in history ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)  

1955  On this day in history last Soviet forces leave Austria  

1956  On this day in history to make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto  

1956  Alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history prince Suvanna Phuma forms govt in LAOS, with Pathet Lao  

1960  17th summer olympics opens in Rome on this day in history.  

1963  Paul McCartney is fined 31 & 1 yr suspended license for speeding on this day in history.  

1964  The Beatles receive a gold record their third for A Hard Day's Night on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history moonlight Graham, American baseball player  

1967  Paraguay accepts its constitution on this day in history.  

1967  George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history john George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1530  Ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632) was born on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history birth of françois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)  

1662  John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724) was born on this day in history.  

1664  On this day in history birth of johan van de Bergh, Leids regent  

1718  On this day in history birth of johann Jacob Rowalt, composer  

1724  On this day in history birth of george Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)  

1741  Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies on this day in history.  

0383  Death of Flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25 on this day in history.  

0882  On this day in history louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19  

1192  On this day in history death of hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)  

1227  Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies on this day in history.  

1270  Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56 on this day in history.  

1282  On this day in history death of thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)  

1330  Death of Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286) on this day in history.