August 25 Events in History - August 25 Birthdays - August 25 Deaths
2015 China's central bank takes action to reassure investors that it is attempting to address the nation's economic downturn, reducing interest rates and the amount of reserve funds required to be held by banks
2014 Seth Meyers hosts the 66th Annual Emmy Awards; winning series include 'Modern Family' for best comedy and 'Breaking Bad' for best drama; winning actors include Julianna Margulies ('The Good Wife') and Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad')
2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolves the country's Supreme Council, which has been stymied by pro-separatist members; new elections will be held on October 26th
2013 The Rim wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park has consumed 225 square miles of forest, and is only 7 percent contained
2013 Syria's government allows UN weapons inspectors to visit the site outside of Damascus suspected of a chemical weapons attack during the conflict
2012 Australians in the country's Northern Territory elect the Country Liberal Party
2012 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person on the Moon, dies at age 82
2011 Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway announces it will invest $5 billion in Bank of America
2011 New York City braces for Hurricane Irene, announcing plans to shut down subways buses and commuter trains
2010 Acting as a private citizen, former President Jimmy Carter travels to North Korea to negotiate the release of Aijalon Gomes, a U.S. citizen
2010 Mexican Naval Infantry discover 72 corpses near the U.S. Texas border, believed to be migrants from Central America and South America murdered by a drug cartel
1996 96th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1996 Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs vs. Glam, world record 16 x 6
1995 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
1992 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
1991 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 70 performances
1991 43rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley and Patricia Wettig
1991 91st U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
1991 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
1991 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991 Norway and Denmark recognize independence of former U.S.S.R. Baltic reps
1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8 ")
1990 U.N. security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988 Iran and Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
1985 Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985 STS-51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1984 French airship capsizes
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1983 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign $10 billion grain pact
1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1981 Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
1981 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1980 "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 3486 performances
1980 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street," premieres in New York City
1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps New York City after 86 performances
1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979 Somali adopts constitution
1978 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976 Yankees beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1974 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 L.A. Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1973 Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 Zambia adopts constitution
1970 Elton John's 1st U.S. appearance, Los Angeles
1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win U.S. singles championship
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968 New York Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game and homered
1967 Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967 Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds and his license is suspended for one year for speeding
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, New York Yankees release Phil Rizzuto
1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth
1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1950 President Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record, 1,047 kph
1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland Golf Club Portland, Oregon
1945 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1944 General De Gaulle returns to Paris/walks Champs Elysees Paris
1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation, Freedom Tuesday
1944 U.S. 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943 Lord Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
1943 Red Army under General Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
1943 U.S. forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht, Netherlands
1941 English and Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1940 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1940 1st parachute wedding
1940 Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
1929 Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina and Winnipeg
1926 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem New York)
1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
1924 International maritime treaty drawn
1924 Washington Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 innings
1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1921 U.S. signs peace treaty with Germany
1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1920 1st U.S. woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
1917 37th U.S. Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
1916 Department of Interior forms National Park Service
1915 Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1914 Belgian offensive at Antwerp
1914 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
1914 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die
1914 German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan
1912 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1912 Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1910 30th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
1908 Allen Winter wins U.S. 1st $50,000 trotting race
1908 National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
1904 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1894 Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
1890 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1888 8th U.S. Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum, Jr. beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
1886 1st International polo meet, U.S. vs England
1875 Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel, 21h 45m
1864 Combination rail and ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
1862 Secretary of War authorizes General Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1835 N.Y. Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1830 Belgium revolts against Netherlands
1829 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1825 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1804 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
1795 Curacao slaves opponents returns to St. Christopher
1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean
1758 Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
1704 Battle at Malaga: French vs English and Dutch fleet
1698 Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1689 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish and English armies chase French
1689 Montreal taken by Iroquois
1628 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1580 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
1566 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1540 Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
1499 Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1485 Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats king Richard III
1425 Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1330 AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1212 Children's cruisaders under Nicolas (10) reach Genoa
357 Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
325 Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity