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 This day in History - August 25
383 Historic Events for August 25
1814

British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books

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1819

Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency

Birth
1822

F William Herschel, German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85

Death
1823

John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

Birth
1825

Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)

Event
1825

Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1829

Pres Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican govt refuses

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1830

Belgium revolts against Netherlands

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1835

NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel

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1835

Ann Rutledge, said to be Lincoln's true love, dies in Ill at 22

Death
1836

Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)

Birth
1840

K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44

Death
1841

Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)

Birth
1842

Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80

Death
1845

Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)

Birth
1846

Louise J Gautier, French poetess

Birth
1846

Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian nature investigator/diplomat, dies at 73

Death
1851

[Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands

Birth
1860

George Fawcett, US actor (Intolerance)

Birth
1862

Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves

Event
1864

Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station

Event
1864

Combination rail and ferry service available from SF to Alameda

Event
1868

Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62

Death
1868

Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60

Death
1868

Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66

Death