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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25 - This Day in History

August 25: General Interest
1835: The Great Moon Hoax

On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper. Known collectively as "The Great Moon Hoax," the articles were supposedly reprinted from the Edinburgh Journal of Science... read more

American Revolution
1776 : David Hume dies

1991 : Michael Schumacher makes Formula One debut

Civil War
1864 : Rebels attack at the Second Battle of Ream's Station

Cold War
1985 : Samantha Smith dies in plane crash

1984 : In Cold Blood author dies

1979 : Hurricane David is born

General Interest
325 : Council of Nicaea concludes

1875 : Englishman swims the Channel

1944 : Paris liberated

2009 : Ted Kennedy, "liberal lion of the Senate," dies at 77

1939 : The Wizard of Oz debuts

1949 : Novelist Martin Amis is born

1962 : Little Eva earns a #1 hit with "Loco-Motion"

Old West
1896 : Outlaw Bill Doolin is killed

1950 : Truman orders army to seize control of railroads

1985 : Gooden becomes youngest 20-game winner in history

Vietnam War
1967 : McNamara concedes that bombing is less than effective

1971 : 173rd Airborne Brigade departs Vietnam

World War I
1914 : Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain

World War II
1944 : Liberation of Paris

1945 : The first casualty of the Cold War
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