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Notable Historical Events for August 25th

1609Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

1904james j jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1970Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam

201330th MTV Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars wins

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

1963Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

1932Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

194628th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

1768Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

August 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 25th

1530Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)

1958Tim Burton, Burbank California, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands)

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Notable Weddings on August 25th

1941Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

1962Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

1870German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

1928Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

1749British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

1955"Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

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Notable Deaths on August 25th

1984Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

1908Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

2012Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

1776David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), dies of abdominal cancer at 65

1900Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher, dies at 55

1688Henry Morgan, English pirate

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