On This Day In History, 25 August

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World Events Today

  • Uruguay, officially known as the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, declared its independence from Brazil today in 1825
  • During World War II, Paris was officially liberated today in 1944, it had been under Nazi German rule for over 4 years
  • Voyager 1, the space probe launched by NASA in 1977, became the first spacecraft to enter the interstellar medium today in 2012

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American musical fantasy movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, was released today in 1939
  • The 17th Summer Olympic Games opened in Rome, Italy, today in 1960
  • The German racing driver Michael Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut today in 1991 at the Belgian Grand Prix

Family Events Today

  • The Scottish actor and producer Sean Connery, CBE, who starred as James Bond 7 times, was born today in 1930 in Edinburgh
  • The American director and producer Tim Burton, whose movies included Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, was born today in 1958 in California
  • The American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, died today in 2012 aged 82

Main Event Today

  • The Battle of Warsaw, a decisive Polish victory against Russia, ended today in 1920, it halted the potential spread of communism in Europe

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Kiss and Make Up Day

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