Historical Events for 25th August 2018

1609 – Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1654 РBattle of Arras: Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Cond̩, failed to take Arras and withdrew to Cambrai.
1963 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies’ Golf Open
1964 – Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
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
1973 – France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1979 – Somali adopts constitution
1991 – Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system
1998 – “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)
2004 – Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify

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