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What Happened on August 25th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
2017 The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its second large-scale attack at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, prompting a massive military crackdown on Rohingya people by the Myanmar Army.
2012 Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
2006 Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
2001 American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
1997 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
1991 Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
1991 The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 (during the Croatian War of Independence).
1991 Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
1989 Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
1981 Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
1980 Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.
1961 President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
1950 President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
1948 The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
1945 Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
1944 World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1942 World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons; a Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by an Allied air attack.
1940 World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
1939 The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
1933 The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
1920 Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army's defeat.
1916 The United States National Park Service is created.
1914 World War I: Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1914 World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
1898 Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
1894 Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1883 France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
1875 Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
1835 The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
1830 The Belgian Revolution begins.
1825 Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
1823 American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.
1814 War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.
1758 Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
1630 Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1580 War of the Portuguese Succession: Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcântara brings about the Iberian Union.
1543 António Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.
1537 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1270 King Louis IX of France dies in Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.
1258 Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under Michael VIII Palaiologos, paving the way for its leader to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
1248 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
766 Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.
Famous People Born on August 25

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Year Name
1986 Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
1900 Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1938 Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
1964 Blair Underwood, American actor
1941 Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach
1981 Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
1959 Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
1917 Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1957 Simon McBurney, English actor and director
1509 Ippolito II d'Este, Italian cardinal and statesman (d. 1572)
Famous People Deaths On August 25

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Date Name
1990 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)
2005 Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician (b. 1939)
2009 Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
2018 John McCain, American politician (b. 1936)
1967 Oscar Cabalén, Argentine race car driver (b. 1928)
1774 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer and educator (b. 1714)
2003 Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
1981 Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1915)
1984 Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (b. 1921)
2014 Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)