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Notable Historical Events on August 25th

1950Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1768Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

1991Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

1948Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

1986A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

1970Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

1609Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam

1924Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

1963Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

201330th MTV Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars wins

1904james j jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1932Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

199696th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1698Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

1996Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

194628th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

August 25th Historical Events
Date Event
325
Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity 
357
Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught 
1212
Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa 
1248
The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht. 
1330
AntiPope Nicholas V, having obtained assurance of pardon, presents a confession of his sins to Pope John XXII, at Avignon, who absolved him 
1425
Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail 
1499
Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians 
1537
The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed. 
1540
Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River 
1566
Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht 
1580
Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal 
1609
Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers 
1628
Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia 
1689
Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French 
1689
Montreal taken by Iroquois 
1698
Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe 
1704
Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet 
1718
Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded 
1768
Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean 
1795
Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher 
1802
Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France 
1804
Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England) 
1814
British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812) 
1825
Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day) 
1829
President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses 
1830
Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution 
1835
New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel 
1862
US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves 
1864
Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda 
1864
Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station 
1875
Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m) 
1886
1st international polo meet (US vs England) 
1888
8th US Men's Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60) 
1890
Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out 
1894
-26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed 
1894
Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet. 
1898
700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece. 
1904
james j jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1908
Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race 
1908
National Association of Colored Nurses forms 
1910
30th US Men's Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (6-1 5-7 6-0 6-8 6-1) 
1910
Yellow Cab is founded. 
1912
1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin 
1912
Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia 
1912
The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded. 
1914
-26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp 
1914
Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven, Belgium 
1914
German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die 
1914
German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan 
1915
The British decide to try capture Constantinople and force Turkey out of the war; 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli 
1915
Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage 
1916
US Department of Interior forms National Park Service 
1917
37th US Men's Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (5-7 8-6 6-3 6-3) 
1919
1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London) 
1920
1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey) 
1920
Russia suffers a decisive defeat in the battle of Warsaw against Poland 
1921
US signs peace treaty with Germany 
1921
Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record 
1921
The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia 
1922
Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game 
1924
International maritime treaty drawn 
1924
Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn 
1925
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY) 
1925
Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg 
1926
Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece 
1928
Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg 
1929
Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage 
1932
Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight 
1936
3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each 
1937
Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast 
1940
First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin) 
1940
Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union 
1941
British & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran 
1941
German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad 
1942
SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht 
1943
10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471) 
1943
German occupiers impose 72-hour work week 
1943
Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia 
1943
Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka 
1943
US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II 
1944
France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame 
1944
General De Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation 
1944
Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday) 
1944
US 12nd Army Corps reaches Troyes 
1945
Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine 
1946
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 
1948
Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's 
1950
US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike 
1950
Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title 
1951
Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game 
1952
Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0 
1952
Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth 
1954
Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m) 
1955
Last Soviet forces leave Austria 
1956
To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto 
1957
Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao 
1960
17th summer olympics opens in Rome 
1960
AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies 
1960
Demonstrations against premier Lumumba 
1961
Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open 
1963
Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding 
1964
Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression 
1967
The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
1967
Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1 
1967
Paraguay accepts its constitution 
1967
Train crash at Beesd, 2 die 
1968
Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf 
1968
NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered 
1969
Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo) 
1970
Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles) 
1971
Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations 
1973
Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash 
1973
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1973
Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings 
1973
Zambia adopts constitution 
1974
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1974
LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup 
1976
Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion 
1976
Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings 
1978
Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike 
1979
"Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 perfs 
1979
California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2 
1979
Somali adopts constitution 
1980
Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances 
1980
Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs 
1981
Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09) 
1981
Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km) 
1983
Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark 
1983
US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact 
1984
French airship capsizes 
1984
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1985
Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d) 
1985
Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1985
STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem 
1986
A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run 
1987
Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42 
1987
Madonna sings in Rotterdam 
1988
Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston 
1988
Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon 
1988
Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war 
1988
NASA launches space vehicle S-214 
1989
After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps 
1989
Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary. 
1990
Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½") 
1990
UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq 
1991
"Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 perfs 
1991
43rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win 
1991
91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges 
1991
Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds 
1991
Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games 
1991
Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62) 
1991
Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament 
1991
Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics 
1991
Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53) 
1991
White-Russia declares its independence 
1991
Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system. 
1992
Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA 
1995
Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6 
1995
Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves 
1996
96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods 
1996
Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic 
1997
Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy. 
2003
The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko). 
2012
330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war 
2012
39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery 
2012
85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar 
2012
Voyager 1 spacecraft, enters interstellar space (launched in 1977), - first spacecraft to do so 
2013
41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq 
2013
4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico 
2013
30th MTV Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars wins 
2016
Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people - prime minister 
2016
Ryan Lochte to join latest 'Dancing with the Stars' cast 
2016
Zika virus may linger in babies' blood for months, with unknown effects 
2016
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary 
2017
Taylor Swift releases new single 'Look What You Made Me Do' 
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