Today in History – 25 August

Today in History-25-August

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Julian Caesar defeats the Alamanni at Strasbourg in Gaul.

1875

“Captain” Matthew Webb becomes the first man to swim across the English Channel.

1888

Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, was born.

1913

Walt Kelly, cartoonist who created the comic strip “Pogo”, was born.

1916

The National Park Service is established as part of the Department of the Interior.

1948

The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing.

1948

‘Jana Gana Mana’ to be the provisional National Anthem till Constituent Assembly made a final decision.

1959

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

1963

Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, passed away.

1975

Bundelkhand University was established in Uttar Pradesh.

1980

Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.

1991

The Airbus A340 makes its first flight.

1992

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

1997

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

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