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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/david-hume-dies


Automotive
1991 : Michael Schumacher makes Formula One debut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-schumacher-makes-formula-one-debut


Civil War
1864 : Rebels attack at the Second Battle of Ream's Station
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-reams-station-virginia


Cold War
1985 : Samantha Smith dies in plane crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/samantha-smith-dies-in-plane-crash


Crime
1984 : In Cold Blood author dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/in-cold-blood-author-dies


Disaster
1979 : Hurricane David is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-david-is-born


General Interest
325 : Council of Nicaea concludes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/council-of-nicaea-concludes

1875 : Englishman swims the Channel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/englishman-swims-the-channel

1944 : Paris liberated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-liberated

2009 : Ted Kennedy, "liberal lion of the Senate," dies at 77
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ted-kennedy-liberal-lion-of-the-senate-dies-at-77


Hollywood
1939 : The Wizard of Oz debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-wizard-of-oz-debuts


Literary
1949 : Novelist Martin Amis is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/novelist-martin-amis-is-born


Music
1962 : Little Eva earns a #1 hit with "Loco-Motion"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/little-eva-earns-a-1-hit-with-quotloco-motionquot


Old West
1896 : Outlaw Bill Doolin is killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/outlaw-bill-doolin-is-killed


Presidential
1950 : Truman orders army to seize control of railroads
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-orders-army-to-seize-control-of-railroads


Sports
1985 : Gooden becomes youngest 20-game winner in history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gooden-becomes-youngest-20-game-winner-in-history


Vietnam War
1967 : McNamara concedes that bombing is less than effective
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcnamara-concedes-that-bombing-is-less-than-effective

1971 : 173rd Airborne Brigade departs Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/173rd-airborne-brigade-departs-vietnam


World War I
1914 : Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-burn-belgian-town-of-louvain


World War II
1944 : Liberation of Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberation-of-paris

1945 : The first casualty of the Cold War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-casualty-of-the-cold-war
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