Monday, August 25, 2014

This was 237th day of the year and 128 days remained in the year.


August 25 Birthdays

Leonard Bernstein
1918–1990, American composer, conductor, and pianist

Allan Pinkerton
detective (1819)

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs
biochemist (1900)

George Wallace
governor (1919)

Althea Gibson
tennis player (1927)

Sean Connery
actor (1930)

Regis Philbin
TV personality (1934)

Tim Burton
director (1958)

August 25 in History

1718

New Orleans was founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans.

1825

Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil.

1875

Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. It took him 21 hours and 45 minutes.

1916

The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.

1944

Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces.

1984

Author Truman Capote was found dead in Los Angeles.

2001

Singer and actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas.

2003

NASA launched the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope.

2009

Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, a fixture in the Senate for 46 years, dies of brain cancer at the age of 77.

2009

Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts since 1962, dies. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008.

2012

The first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died after suffering complications from a heart bypass.

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