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Today in History India 25 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 25 August

1609, 25th August – Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1804, 25th August – Alicia Meynell completed a four-mile racecourse in York, Britain, to become the first known female jockey.

1825, 25th August – Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil.

1837, 25th August – Henry William Crawford of London patented the process of producing galvanized iron.

1841, 25th August – Three women graduate from Oberlin Collegiate Institute, Ohio and the other two became the first women to be granted degrees.

1917, 25th August – The first significant step toward the Indianization of the British Indian Army was initiated when seven Indians serving in the British Indian Army were granted the King’s Commission in the infantry and the Cavalry.

1919, 25th August – The first scheduled international air service begins between Paris and London.

1944, 25th August – Paris was liberated by Allies countries in World War II.

 1960, 25th August – 16th Rome Olympics started in Rome, Italy.

1980, 25th August – Zimbabwe merged into United Nations.

1991, 25th August – Linux Torvalds announced the first version of Linux.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 25.

1530 – Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV), Russia tsar who executed more than 3000, including the royal heir.

1819 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish founder of the famous Pinkerton National Detective Agency in America, which specialized in railway theft.

1930 – Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who played the leading role in seven James Bond movies. He won Oscars for best supporting actor in The Untouchables.

1936 – Giridharilal Kedia. Indian businessman and founder of the Image Institute of Technology and Management (IITM).

1941 – Ashok Patki, Indian music director and composer. He especially contributed to the Marathi film industry. He is famous for composing the song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’.

1962 – Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi Swedish writer, author, feminist, human rights activist. She is famous for her writings on women’s oppression and criticism of religion.

1994 – Vinesh Phogat, Indian woman Wrestler. Sister of Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat. She is the first woman wrestler to win the Gold medal in both Commonwealth and Asian Games.  

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 25.

1819 – James Watt, Scottish English engineer and instrument maker.

1822 – William Herschel, German English astronomer, and composer. Famous for founding Uranus Planet.

1867 – Michel Faraday, British physicist, and chemist. Best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and electrolysis.

1892 – William Champ, First premier of Tasmania.  

1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher. He was known for his critical writings on religion, morality, and contemporary culture.

1908 – Henri Becquerel, French physicist, and chemist. Noble prize laureate. First-person to discover evidence of radioactivity.

2000 – Carl Barks, American cartoonist, author, and painter. Best known for his work in Disney comic book, as the writer and artist of the first Donald Duck Stories and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck.

2008 – Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani Urdu poet. Famous for his Gazals such as Tanha Tanha, Ranjish Hi Sahi, and Silsiley Tor Gaya.

2012 – Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut and the first person to walk on Moon.

What happened in India on 25 August

25-August-1888
Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, was born.

25-August-1917
The first significant step towards the Indianization of the Army was initiated when seven selected Indians, serving in the Army, were granted King’s Commission in the Infantry and the Cavalry. Before the World War ended, two more Indians, who previously held temporary commissions, were granted King’s Commission.

25-August-1919
Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal, former Chief Minister of Bihar and President of Mandal Commission, was born.

25-August-1948
Jana Gana Mana to be the provisional National Anthem till Constituent Assembly made a final decision.

25-August-1959
Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister, declares in New Delhi that India will defend Bhutan and Sikkim if attacked by China.

25-August-1960
Olympics opened at Rome.

25-August-1963
Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, passed away.

25-August-1965
Indian troops cross the Kashmir ceasefire line pursuing Pakistani infiltrators.

25-August-1965
Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89), was born in Delhi.

25-August-1969
Vivek Upendra Krishna Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90), was born in Delhi.

25-August-1975
Bundelkhand University was established in Uttar Pradesh.

25-August-1981
Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra leader, elected the President of Congress.

25-August-1990
GOI announces formation of National Security Council headed by the Prime Minister.

25-August-1992
Veerappa Moily, Karnataka minister, stripped of Education portfolio.

25-August-1992
Mi-4 was re-equipped with the mighty Mi-35 Squadron and was renamed as 104-Helicopter Squadron.

25-August-1994
Ramdas Nayak, President of BJP Mumbai and former MLA was assassinated at Chembur, Mumbai. He was 52.

25-August-1996
194 pilgrims die of cold at the cave temples of Amarnath .

25-August-1997
10,000 people residing in low lying areas in Gujarat shifted to safer places following incessant rains for two days. Death toll mounts to 265.

25-August-1997
Cabinet approved the draft of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) which was to replace the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA).

25-August-1997
Forest outlaw Veerappan seeks more time to decide on his surrender as per the terms of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government.

25-August-1997
Konkan Railway line in Goa, except for a short stretch between Pernem and Maharashtra border, becomes operational.

25-August-1997
Neelam J. Singh rewrites her own discussion mark in the domestic circuit meet in Chennai.

25-August-1998
Resurgent India Bonds garner more than 4 billion dollars of which 30\% are from the Middle East, 20\% each from South east Asia, US and Europe.

25-August-1999
Former Indian Davis Cup captain Narendra Nath died in Delhi.

25-August-2000
Veerappan seeks release of 121 prisoners, including 51 booked under TADA at the Mysore prison and compensation to victims of STF excesses .

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