Historical Events In August - 25
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1940 On this day in history the first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?)
1940 On August - 25 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1941 On this day in history english & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1942 Battle of Milne Bay, Papua on August - 25.
1942 On this day in history sS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
1942 On this day in history george EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
1943 On August - 25 uS forces overran New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
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 August - 25.
1944 Paris is taken by the Allies. General De Gaulle re-establishes a presence in the capital on August - 25.
1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame on this day in history.
1944 Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore on this day in history.
1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph on August - 25.
1947 Clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's on this day in history.
1950 Pres Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike on this day in history.
1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title on this day in history.
1950 On August - 25 uS President Harry Truman orders the Army to take over the railroads to stop a possible strike.
1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m) on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto on August - 25.
1956 On this day in history alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies
1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms govt in LAOS, with Pathet Lao on August - 25.
1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome on August - 25.
1963 On this day in history paul McCartney is fined ť31 & 1 yr suspended license for speeding
1964 On August - 25 the Beatles receive a gold record their third for A Hard Day's Night.
1965 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player on August - 25.
1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution on this day in history.
1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated on August - 25.
1968 On this day in history john George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70