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Today is 2019-08-25

YearWhat happened on this date
0325Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
0357Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
1330AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1425Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1485Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats King Richard III
1499Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1540Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
1566Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1580Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
1609Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1628Assault on Sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
1689Montreal taken by the Iroquois
1689Battle at Charleroi: Spanish and English armies chase French
1698Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1718Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
1758Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
1768Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean
1795Curacao slaves opponents returns to St. Christopher
1804Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
1814British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1822William Herschel discoverer of Uranus dies at age 85
1825Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1825Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1829President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1830Belgium begins revolt against the Netherlands
1830Belgium revolts against Netherlands
1835NY Sun publishes moon hoax story about John Herschel
1835New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1862Secretary of War authorizes General Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1864Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda
1864Combination rail and ferry service available from SF to Alameda
1875Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim the English Channel
1875Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
18861st International polo meet (US vs. England)
18888th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
1904James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1908Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
1908National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
191030th US Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
19121st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1912Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1914Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
1914German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan
1914German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die
1915Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1916Department of Interior forms National Park Service
191737th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
19191st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
19191st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
19201st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1921Yankee Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying the record
1921US signs peace treaty with Germany
1921Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1922Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1922Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1924International maritime treaty drawn
1924Washingston Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
1925Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
1925Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
1926Pavlos Koundouris becomes President of Greece
1928Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina andWinnipeg
1929Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1929Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1932Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
19363 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1937Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
19401st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
19401st parachute wedding
1940Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1941English and Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1942SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
194310th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943Lord Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
1943Red Army under General Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
1943US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WWII
1944Paris liberated from Nazi occupation
1944France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1944Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
1944US 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
1945Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
194628th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland Golf Club - Portland, Oregon
1947Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 km/h
1950President Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
1950Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1951Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1952Tiger's Virgil Trucks no hits the Yankees
1952Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
1954Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1955Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956To make room for Enos Slaughter, New York Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
1957Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
196017th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960Demonstrations against Premier Lumumba
1961Brazilian President Janio Quadros, resigns
1964Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
1967Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968New York Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2 / 3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game and homered
1973Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973Zambia adopts constitution
1974LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1976Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1976Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1978Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1979Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances"""
1979California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979Somali adopts constitution
198042nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances"""
1980Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1981Voyager 2 closest approach to Saturn & discovers thousands of rings
1981Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1983US and the USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
1984French airship capsizes
1985Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1987Dow Jones average of industrial stocks reaches 2722.42 a record
1987Dow Jones Industrial Stock Average reaches record 2722.42
1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam
1988Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988Iran and Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1989After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1990UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1991Getting Married" closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 70 performances"""
199143rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley and Patricia Wettig
199191st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
1991Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
1991Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
1991Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991Norway and Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic reps
1991Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1992Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
1995Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs vs. Glam, world record 16 x 6
199696th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1996Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

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