August 25 in Pop Culture History

25August 25 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 ElegantsLittle Star

1962 – #1 Hit August 25, 1962 – August 31, 1962: Little EvaThe Loco-Motion

1973 – #1 Hit August 25, 1973 – September 7, 1973: StoriesBrother Louie

1979 – #1 Hit August 25, 1979 – October 5, 1979: The KnackMy Sharona

42nd Street (Broadway Musical) Opened on August 25, 1980 and Closed: January 8, 1989

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 RidaWhistle

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

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