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Notable Historical Events for August 25th

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf

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

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

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

1609Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

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

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

1932Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 25th

1530Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)

1930Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)

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Notable Weddings on August 25th

1962Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

1870German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

1955"Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

2000"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

1928Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

1941Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

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Notable Deaths on August 25th

1776David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), dies of abdominal cancer at 65

2012Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

1900Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher, dies at 55

1908Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

1688Henry Morgan, English pirate

1984Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

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