Historical Events on 25th August

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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 cruisaders under Nicolas (10) reach Genoa
1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
1330 - AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1425 - Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1485 - Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats king Richard III
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 - Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1704 - Battle at Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet
1718 - Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook 1768 - Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his 1st voyage onboard 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
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 - NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1862 - 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 intl polo meet (US vs England)
1888 - 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1890 - Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
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 Mens 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 pushes French army to the Sedan
1915 - Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1916 - Dept of Interior forms National Park Service
1917 - 37th US Mens 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 occur.
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 - 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1940 - Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1941 - English & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941 - German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1942 - SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
1943 - 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943 - German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943 - Lord 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 - Gen De Gaulle returns to Paris/walks Champs Elysees Paris
1944 - Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
1944 - US 12nd Army corp 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 - Pres Harry Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson 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
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 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 - Beatles go to Wales to study TM 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 black to win 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)
1973 - Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 - Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 - Zambia adopts constitution
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 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 - "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
1980 - Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street," premieres in NYC
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
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1987 - Madonna sings in Rotterdam
1988 - Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 - Heavy 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)
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 1991 - Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991 - Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic reps
1991 - Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1991 - White-Russia declares it's 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
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2012 - Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, enters interstellar space
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

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