Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 25

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This is a list of selected August 25 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 25, 2019 featured article or the August 25, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1248Ommen in the Netherlands received city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht, after the town was pillaged at least twice by a local robber baron. refimprove section
1580War of the Portuguese Succession: The army of the pretender to the Portuguese throne, António, Prior of Crato, was routed in the Battle of Alcântara, ending his short-lived reign. refimprove section
1609 – Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope, a device that became known as a terrestrial or spyglass refracting telescope, to Venetian lawmakers. refimprove section
1830 - Following a performance of an opera in Brussels, the Belgian Revolution breaks out against Dutch rule in the Southern Netherlands, leading to the independence of Belgium. featured on October 4
1835 – The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax, publishing articles about the supposed discovery of life on the Moon. unreferenced section
1912 – The Kuomintang was founded by Sung Chiao-jen and Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Guangdong, China. refimprove sections
1916 – The National Park Service was established to manage all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties around the United States. missing information
1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland entered into a military alliance for mutual assistance in case of military invasion by "a European Power". empty section
1944World War II: The Free French Forces and the French Resistance liberated Paris from the Nazi German occupation. refimprove
1945 – Armed supporters of the Communist Party of China killed American military intelligence officer and Baptist missionary John Birch as he was leading a mission to reach Allied personnel in a Japanese prison camp. refimprove section
1967 – Founder of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated by John Patler, a former member of his group. refimprove
1985Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 crash landed at the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport runway in Auburn, Maine, killing all eight people on board including Samantha Smith and her father Arthur Smith. refimprove
1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November, during the Croatian War of Independence. featured on November 18



August 25: Independence Day in Uruguay (1825)

Rings of Neptune
Rings of Neptune

Gennadius of Constantinople (d. 471) · Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (b. 1741) · Velma Caldwell Melville (d. 1924)

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