Today in History for 25th August 2019

Historical Events

1698 – Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe
1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1908 – National Association of Colored Nurses forms
1920 – Russia suffers a final decisive defeat in the Battle of Warsaw against Poland
1943 – German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1968 – NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered

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Famous Birthdays

1691 – Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
1916 – Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
1946 – Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children’s books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
1955 – Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
1965 – Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)
1971 – Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)

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Famous Deaths

1791 – Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
1908 – Eyre Massey Shaw, British first chief of London Fire Brigade, dies at 78
1942 – W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
1984 – Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
1984 – Andy Varipapa, American ten-pin bowler (BPAA All-Star champion 1947-48), dies at 93
2005 – Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)

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