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Notable Historical Events for August 25th

1987Madonna sings in Rotterdam

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1950Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

1948Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

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

1986A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

1698Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

1609Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 25th

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

1930Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)

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Notable Weddings on August 25th

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

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

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

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

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

2000"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

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Notable Deaths on August 25th

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

1688Henry Morgan, English pirate

1900Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher, 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

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

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