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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1530  On this day in history birth of ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)  

1561  On August - 25 birth of philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)  

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

1662  On August - 25 birth of john Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)  

1664  Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent was born on this day in history.  

1718  Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer was born on August - 25.  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies on August - 25.  

0383  On this day in history death of flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25  

0882  Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19 on August - 25.  

1192  On August - 25 death of hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)  

1227  Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies on August - 25.  

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

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

1330  On August - 25 death of sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)  

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