Today in History for 25th August 2018

Historical Events

1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded
1895 – 15th U.S. Men’s National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
1941 – German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1944 – France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1954 – Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1990 – Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman’s record (47’8½”)

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Famous Birthdays

1938 – Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England
1954 – Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1962 – Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
1965 – Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
1969 – Catriona Matthew, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1970 – Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)

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Famous Deaths

1554 – Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies
1936 – Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies
1976 – Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies at 77
1991 – Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
2001 – Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
2016 – Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86

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