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ⓘ August 25. 1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon. 1961 – Pres ..



                                     

ⓘ August 25

  • 1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
  • 1961 – President Janio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
  • 766 – Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.
  • 1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
  • 1942 – World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons; a Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by an Allied air attack.
  • 2006 – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
  • 1997 – Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
  • 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
  • 2017 – The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its second large-scale attack at the Bangladesh–Myanmar border, prompting a massive military crackdown on Rohingya people by the Myanmar Army.
  • 1248 – The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
  • 1758 – Seven Years War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • 1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1914 – World War I: Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1270 – King Louis IX of France dies in Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.
  • 1883 – France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
  • 1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • 1914 – World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.
  • 1823 – American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.
  • 1950 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nations railroads to avert a strike.
  • 1916 – The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 1940 – World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1825 – Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • 2017 – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
  • 1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
  • 1920 – Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Armys defeat.
  • 1830 – The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • 1933 – The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9.000 people.
  • 1898 – Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav Peoples Army JNA, supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • 1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • 1980 – Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
  • 1630 – Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.
  • 1258 – Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under Michael VIII Palaiologos, paving the way for its leader to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
  • 1945 – Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
  • 1580 – War of the Portuguese Succession: Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcantara brings about the Iberian Union.
  • 1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
  • 1543 – Antonio Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.
                                     

1. Births

  • 1933 – Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author d. 2018
  • 1975 – Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach
  • 1758 – Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer d. 1810
  • 1950 – Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer d. 2011
  • 1899 – Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author d. 1978
  • 1928 – John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player d. 2018
  • 1946 – Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster d. 2015
  • 1930 – Gyorgy Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer d. 2012
  • 1930 – Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor d. 2003
  • 1965 – Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach
  • 1925 – Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach d. 2001
  • 1930 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer
  • 1948 – Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
  • 1946 – Charles Ghigna, American poet and author
  • 1979 – Deanna Nolan, American basketball player
  • 1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder d. 1876
  • 1956 – Matt Aitken, English songwriter and record producer Stock Aitken Waterman
  • 1662 – John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician d. 1724
  • 1947 – Keith Tippett, British jazz pianist and composer
  • 1954 – Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1540 – Lady Catherine Grey, English noblewoman d. 1568
  • 1917 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer d. 2008
  • 1919 – George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama d. 1998
  • 1979 – Philipp MiSfelder, German historian and politician d. 2015
  • 1910 – George Cisar, American baseball player d. 2010
  • 1921 – Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour d. 1999
  • 1956 – Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver d. 1986
  • 1982 – Jung Jung-suk, South Korean footballer d. 2011
  • 1944 – Anthony Heald, American actor
  • 1968 – Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1928 – Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1962 – Michael Zorc, German footballer
  • 1949 – Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1966 – Terminator X, American hip-hop DJ Public Enemy
  • 1921 – Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter d. 1999
  • 1964 – Azmin Ali, Malaysian mathematician and politician
  • 1900 – Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate d. 1981
  • 1935 – Charles Wright, American poet
  • 1944 – Andrew Longmore, British lawyer and judge
  • 1978 – Robert Mohr, German rugby player
  • 1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management d. 2009
  • 1893 – Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist d. 1962
  • 1977 – Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer
  • 1970 – Debbie Graham, American tennis player
  • 1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic d. 1803
  • 1950 – Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter d. 2009
  • 1970 – Adrian Lam, Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1923 – Alvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet d. 2013
  • 1960 – Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician
  • 1889 – Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales d. 1969
  • 1978 – Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1819 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy d. 1884
  • 1937 – Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
  • 1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author d. 1850
  • 1928 – Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager d. 2004
  • 1845 – Ludwig II of Bavaria d. 1886
  • 1987 – James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
  • 1986 – Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
  • 1952 – Geoff Downes, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1949 – Rijkman Groenink, Dutch banker and academic
  • 1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler d. 1584
  • 1962 – Vivian Campbell, Northern Irish rock guitarist and songwriter
  • 1913 – Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator d. 1973
  • 1987 – Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1961 – Joanne Whalley, English actress
  • 1974 – Pablo Ozuna, Dominican baseball player
  • 1957 – Simon McBurney, English actor and director
  • 1867 – James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany d. 1951
  • 1976 – Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • 1624 – François de la Chaise, French priest d. 1709
  • 1979 – Marlon Harewood, English footballer
  • 1942 – Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia
  • 1941 – Ludwig Muller, German footballer
  • 1952 – Kurban Berdyev, Turkmen footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
  • 1963 – Shock G, American rapper and producer
  • 1912 – Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician d. 1994
  • 1987 – Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
  • 1968 – Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1491 – Innocenzo Cybo, Catholic cardinal d. 1550
  • 1984 – Anya Monzikova, Russian-American model and actress
  • 1939 – John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1925 – Hilmar Hoffmann, German film and culture academic d. 2018
  • 1987 – Velimir Jovanovic, Serbian footballer
  • 1949 – John Savage, American actor and producer
  • 1918 – Richard Greene, English actor d. 1985
  • 1957 – Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1923 – Allyre Sirois, Canadian lawyer and judge d. 2012
  • 1786 – Ludwig I of Bavaria d. 1868
  • 1976 – Damon Jones, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter
  • 1921 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host d. 2017
  • 1965 – Cornelius Bennett, American football player
  • 1964 – Blair Underwood, American actor
  • 1963 – Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • 1869 – Tom Kiely, British-Irish decathlete d. 1951
  • 1970 – Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1994 – Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1919 – William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator d. 2010
  • 1998 – China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
  • 1987 – Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress
  • 1964 – Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1981 – Rachel Bilson, American actress
  • 1928 – Karl Korte, American composer and academic
  • 1969 – Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Daniel Hulet, Belgian cartoonist d. 2011
  • 1803 – Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias d. 1880
  • 1913 – Don DeFore, American actor d. 1993
  • 1937 – Jimmy Hannan, Australian television host and singer d. 2019
  • 1969 – Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer
  • 1934 – Lise Bacon, Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
  • 1968 – Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
  • 1954 – Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
  • 1969 – Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor and television personality
  • 1963 – Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat
  • 1931 – Regis Philbin, American actor and television host
  • 1900 – Isobel Hogg Kerr Beattie, Scottish architect d. 1970
  • 1836 – Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet d. 1902
  • 1962 – Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author
  • 1949 – Martin Amis, British novelist
  • 1968 – Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1909 – Michael Rennie, English actor and producer d. 1971
  • 1966 – Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1850 – Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate d. 1935
  • 1898 – Helmut Hasse, German mathematician and academic d. 1975
  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, American actor
  • 1968 – Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model, and race car driver
  • 1990 – Max Muncy, American baseball player
  • 1947 – Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator
  • 1992 – Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1605 – Philipp Moritz, Count of Hanau-Munzenberg, German noble d. 1638
  • 1877 – Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation d. 1965
  • 1988 – Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer
  • 1951 – Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter Judas Priest
  • 1561 – Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician d. 1632
  • 1882 – Sean T. OKelly, Irish journalist and politician, 2nd President of Ireland d. 1966
  • 1976 – Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1934 – Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician
  • 1981 – Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
  • 1509 – Ippolito II dEste, Italian cardinal and statesman d. 1572
  • 1724 – George Stubbs, English painter and academic d. 1806
  • 1984 – Florian Mohr, German footballer
  • 1940 – Wilhelm von Homburg, German boxer and actor d. 2004
  • 1983 – James Rossiter, English race car driver
  • 1817 – Marie-Eugenie de Jesus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption d. 1898
  • 1938 – David Canary, American actor d. 2015
  • 1987 – Blake Lively, American model and actress
  • 1902 – Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator d. 1972
  • 1957 – Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959 – Bernardo Rezende, Brazilian volleyball coach and former player
  • 1955 – Gerd Muller, German businessman and politician
  • 1910 – Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet d. 2012
  • 1812 – Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist d. 1880
  • 1966 – Albert Belle, American baseball player
  • 1938 – Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
  • 1973 – Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
  • 1925 – Thea Astley, Australian journalist and author d. 2004
  • 1840 – George C. Magoun, American businessman d. 1893
  • 1905 – Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint d. 1938
  • 1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1467 – Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, Spanish duke d. 1526
  • 1962 – Theresa Andrews, American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion
  • 1958 – Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer
  • 1927 – Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer d. 2003
  • 1829 – Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer d. 1909
  • 1971 – Jason Death, Australian rugby league player
  • 1903 – Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system d. 1992
  • 1911 – Võ Nguyên Giap, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam d. 2013
  • 1989 – Hiram Mier, Mexican footballer
  • 1967 – Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1969 – Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer
  • 1941 – Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1992 – Ricardo Rodriguez, Swiss footballer
  • 1707 – Louis I of Spain d. 1724
  • 1930 – Crispin Tickell, English academic and diplomat, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • 1951 – Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
  • 1891 – David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator d. 1956
  • 1975 – Brad Drew, Australian rugby league player
  • 1906 – Jim Smith, English cricketer d. 1979
  • 1955 – John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist d. 2004
  • 1918 – Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor d. 1990
  • 1987 – Adam Warren, American baseball player
  • 1927 – Des Renford, Australian swimmer d. 1999
  • 1948 – Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemist and biologist
  • 1944 – Conrad Black, Canadian historian and author
  • 1916 – Van Johnson, American actor d. 2008
  • 1941 – Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1956 – Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1741 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author d. 1792
  • 1944 – Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
  • 1916 – Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot d. 2000
  • 1919 – Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist d. 2017
  • 1970 – Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1878 – Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager d. 1935
  • 1767 – Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician d. 1794
  • 1898 – Arthur Wood, English cricketer d. 1973
  • 1916 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate d. 2003
  • 1981 – Camille Pin, French tennis player
  • 1959 – Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator
  • 1909 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer d. 1993
  • 1977 – Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
  • 1776 – Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral d. 1853
  • 1841 – Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate d. 1917
  • 1933 – Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1924 – Zsuzsa Kormoczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach d. 2006
                                     

2. Deaths

  • 2015 – Francis Sejersted, Norwegian historian and academic b. 1936
  • 1592 – William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel b. 1532
  • 1945 – John Birch, American soldier and missionary b. 1918
  • 1603 – Ahmad al-Mansur, Sultan of the Saadi dynasty b. 1549
  • 1282 – Thomas de Cantilupe, English bishop and saint b. 1218
  • 1327 – Demasq Kaja, Chobanid
  • 1270 – Louis IX of France b. 1214
  • 1368 – Andrea Orcagna, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect
  • 1688 – Henry Morgan, Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica b. 1635
  • 1968 – Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer and coach b. 1910
  • 1258 – George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea
  • 2003 – Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator b. 1933
  • AD 79 - Drusilla, Judean princess, daughter of Agrippa b. 38
  • 2014 – Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence b. 1936
  • 1797 – Thomas Chittenden, Governor of the Vermont Republic later 1st Governor of the State of Vermont b. 1730
  • 1632 – Thomas Dekker, English author and playwright b. 1572
  • 2006 – Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian-Tobagonian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago b. 1918
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party b. 1918
  • 1979 – Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader b. 1911
  • 2016 – Marvin Kaplan, American actor b. 1927
  • 1973 – Dezso Pattantyus-Abraham, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary b. 1875
  • 1984 – Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster b. 1899
  • 2011 – Lazar Mojsov, Macedonian politician b. 1920
  • 1192 – Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy b. 1142
  • 2001 – Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player b. 1938
  • 2009 – Ted Kennedy, American politician b. 1932
  • 2008 – Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player b. 1964
  • 1925 – Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf, Austrian field marshal b. 1852
  • 2013 – Ciril Bergles, Slovene poet and translator b. 1934
  • 766 – Strategios Podopagouros, Byzantine general
  • 1965 – Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician b. 1879
  • 1892 – William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania b. 1808
  • 1908 – Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate b. 1852
  • 985 – Dietrich of Haldensleben, German margrave
  • 766 – Constantine Podopagouros, Byzantine official
  • 383 – Gratian, Roman emperor b. 359
  • 1822 – William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer b. 1738
  • 1967 – Oscar Cabalen, Argentine race car driver b. 1928
  • 2009 – Mande Sidibe, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali b. 1940
  • 1924 – Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry b. 1858
  • 1322 – Beatrice of Silesia, queen consort of Germany b. c. 1292
  • 1998 – Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice b. 1907
  • 1984 – Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach b. 1921
  • 2012 – Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut b. 1930
  • 1940 – Prince Jean, Duke of Guise b. 1874
  • 2012 – Florencio Amarilla, Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor b. 1935
  • 1867 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist b. 1791
  • 1967 – Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia b. 1883
  • 1988 – Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers b. 1901
  • 471 – Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1967 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor b. 1895
  • 1990 – Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright b. 1903
  • 1995 – Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer b. 1951
  • 1742 – Carlos Seixas, Portuguese organist and composer b. 1704
  • 1924 – Mariano Alvarez, Filipino general and politician b. 1818
  • 2002 – Dorothy Hewett, Australian author and poet b. 1923
  • 1631 – Nicholas Hyde, Lord Chief Justice of England b.c. 1572
  • 2007 – Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar b. 1915
  • AD 79 – Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher b. 23
  • 1886 – Zinovios Valvis, Greek lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece b. 1791
  • 2014 – Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer b. 1936
  • 1980 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer b. 1919
  • 1091 – Sisnando Davides, military leader
  • 1794 – Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat b. 1727
  • 1977 – Karoly Kos, Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician b. 1883
  • 2005 – Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician b. 1939
  • 1938 – Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author b. 1870
  • 1942 – Prince George, Duke of Kent b. 1902
  • 1931 – Dorothea Fairbridge, South African author and co-founder of Guild of Loyal Women b. 1862
  • 1916 – Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer b. 1851
  • 2012 – Donald Gorrie, Scottish educator and politician b. 1933
  • 2000 – Carl Barks, American author and illustrator b. 1901
  • 1982 – Anna German, Polish singer b. 1936
  • 1882 – Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author b. 1803
  • 2019 – Ferdinand Piech, Austrian business magnate & engineer b. 1937
  • 2001 – Uzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding b. 1929
  • 1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic b. 1844
  • 1485 – William Catesby, supporter of Richard III b. 1450
  • 1330 – Sir James Douglas, Scottish guerilla leader b. 1286
  • 1976 – Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate b. 1900
  • 1939 – Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach b. 1904
  • 1339 – Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham b. 1260
  • 2008 – Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani poet b. 1931
  • 2017 – Rich Piana, American bodybuilder b. 1971
  • 2001 – Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing b. 1924
  • 1970 – Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower b. 1886
  • 1930 – Frankie Campbell, American boxer b. 1904
  • 2018 – John McCain, American politician b. 1936
  • 1711 – Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department b. 1656
  • 2013 – Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer b. 1930
  • 2007 – Ray Jones, English footballer b. 1988
  • 2012 – Roberto Gonzalez Barrera, Mexican banker and businessman b. 1930
  • 1981 – Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer b. 1915
  • 1776 – David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher b. 1711
  • 1904 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer b. 1836
  • 1956 – Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic b. 1894
  • 2013 – Liu Fuzhi, Chinese academic and politician, 3rd Minister of Justice for China b. 1917
  • 2013 – William Froug, American screenwriter and producer b. 1922
  • 1270 – Alphonso of Brienne b. c. 1225
  • 1819 – James Watt, Scottish-English engineer and instrument maker b. 1736
  • 2000 – Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter b. 1955
  • 306 – Saint Maginus, Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona
  • 1969 – Robert Cosgrove, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Tasmania b. 1884
  • 2013 – Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter b. 1932
  • 2015 – Jose Maria Benegas, Spanish lawyer and politician b. 1948
  • 1554 – Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer b. 1473
  • 1999 – Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter b. 1956
  • 2014 – Nico M. M. Nibbering, Dutch chemist and academic b. 1938
  • 1699 – Christian V of Denmark b. 1646
  • 1971 – Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player b. 1890
  • 2013 – Antonio Borges, Portuguese economist and banker b. 1949
  • 274 – Yang Yan, Jin Dynasty empress b. 238
  • 2014 – Enrique Zileri, Peruvian journalist and publisher b. 1931
  • 2001 – Aaliyah, American singer and actress b. 1979
  • 1271 – Joan, Countess of Toulouse b. 1220
  • 2014 – William Greaves, American director and producer b. 1926
  • 1774 – Niccolo Jommelli, Italian composer and educator b. 1714
  • 1482 – Margaret of Anjou b. 1429
  • 1984 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter b. 1924
  • 2000 – Jack Nitzsche, American pianist, composer, and producer b. 1937
  • 1921 – Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic b. 1886
  • 2000 – Frederick C. Bock, American soldier and pilot b. 1918
                                     

3. Holidays and observances

  • Louis IX of France
  • Gines de la Jara or Genesius of Cartagena
  • Gregory of Utrecht
  • Æbbe of Coldingham
  • Blessed Ludovicus Sasada
  • Genesius of Arles
  • Blessed Luis Sotelo
  • August 25 Eastern Orthodox liturgics
  • Aredius
  • Christian feast day
  • Genesius of Rome
  • Blessed Miguel de Carvalho
  • Blessed Ludovicus Baba
  • Blessed Pedro Vasquez
  • Menas of Constantinople
  • Patricia of Naples
  • Thomas de Cantilupe or of Hereford
  • Joseph Calasanz
  • Earliest day on which Fathers Day can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in August. South Sudan
  • Liberation Day France
  • Day of Songun North Korea
  • Soldiers Day Brazil
  • Earliest day on which La Tomatina can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Wednesday in August. Buñol
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uruguay from Brazil in 1825.

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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