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This Day in History for August 25

This Day In History1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana: New Orleans founded.

1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses.

1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.

1916 – US Department of Interior forms National Park Service.

1921 – The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia.

1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight.

1943 – US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WWII.

1946 – 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC, Portland, Ore.

1950 – US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike.

1956 – To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto.

1967 – Minnesota Twin, Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1.

1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship.

1977 – Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame.

1980 – Gower Champion’s musical “42nd Street” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances.

1983 – US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact.

1987 – Dow Jones industrial stock average reaches record 2722.42.

1991 – Carl Lewis runs 100m in 9.86 seconds.

1996 – Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic.

2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977).

2013 – 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win.

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