Today in history, August 25. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, August 25.

Each event below took place on the same day of the month, August 25. 

1609: Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. 

1916: President Woodrow Wilson creates the National Park Service. 

1919: Politician George Wallace is born in Clio, Alabama. 

1930: Actor Sean Connery is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

1944: Paris, France is liberated by the Allies. 

1960: Opening ceremonies are held for the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome. 

2001: Singer Aaliyah, 22, and eight others are killed when their twin engine Cessna crashes after takeoff from Abaco Islands in The Bahamas.

2012: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, dies in Cincinnati, Ohio at age 82.

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