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August 25th Trivia

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August 25th In Pop Culture History

1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1835 - The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax a six part article falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known astronomers of his time.

1916 - The United States National Park Service was created.

1921 - The largest civil uprising in US history since the Civil War occurred when 10,000 Coal Miners battled 3,000 cops and "strikebreakers". The coal miners were attempting to unionize the coal mines of West Virginia. US Troops were eventually brought in by Presidential Order.

1944 - Paris was liberated by the Allies.

1950 - President Harry Truman ordered the US Army to seize control of the country's railroads to avert a strike.

1958 - #1 Hit August 25, 1958 - September 28, 1958: The Elegants - Little Star

1962 - #1 Hit August 25, 1962 - August 31, 1962: Little Eva - The Loco-Motion

1973 - #1 Hit August 25, 1973 - September 7, 1973: Stories - Brother Louie

1979 - #1 Hit August 25, 1979 - October 5, 1979: The Knack - My Sharona

1994 - My So Called Life premiered on ABC.

2001 - Singer Aaliyah, along with 8 others, was killed in an overloaded plane in the Bahamas.

2012 - Voyager 1 spacecraft entered interstellar space beyond our solar system becoming the first man-made object to do so.

2012 - #1 Hit August 25, 2012 - August 31, 2012: Flo Rida - Whistle

2013 - At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus created a controversy by 'Twerking' during a performance with Robin Thicke.

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Blake Lively (1987)
Rachel Bilson (1981)
Sean Connery (1930)
Regis Philbin (1931)
Elvis Costello (1954)
Gene Simmons (1949)
Walt Kelly (1913)
Kel Mitchell (1978)
Tim Burton (1958)
Ruby Keeler (1909)
Mia Zapata (1965-1993, Age 27)
Billy Ray Cyrus (1961)
Claudia Schiffer (1970)
Stuart Murdoch (1968)
Rachael Ray (1968)
Jeff Tweedy (1967)
Honeybees are the only insects that create a form of food for humans, outside of the occasional insects themselves.

 



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