Today in History, English
Today in History, English

96493August 25Event2013 – Six people die and 22 are injured when a train derails in Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico.
96494August 25Birth1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
96495August 25Birth1561 – Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)
96496August 25Birth1624 – François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
96497August 25Birth1662 – John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
96498August 25Birth1707 – Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
96499August 25Birth1719 – Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (d. 1795)
96500August 25Birth1724 – George Stubbs, English painter and academic (d. 1806)
96501August 25Birth1741 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)
96502August 25Birth1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
96503August 25Birth1758 – Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
96504August 25Birth1767 – Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
96505August 25Birth1776 – Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
96506August 25Birth1786 – Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
96507August 25Birth1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
96508August 25Birth1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)
96509August 25Birth1803 – Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
96510August 25Birth1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
96481August 25Event1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated.
96482August 25Event1980 – Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
96483August 25Event1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
96484August 25Event1988 – The Chiado area in Lisbon is partially destroyed by a fire.
96485August 25Event1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
96486August 25Event1989 – Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female Cabinet Secretary.
96487August 25Event1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
96488August 25Event1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November, during the Croatian War of Independence
96489August 25Event1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
96490August 25Event1997 – Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
96491August 25Event2003 – The Tłı̨chǫ land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
96492August 25Event2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.

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