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August 25th might seem like any other day in the late summer calendar, but for those with a penchant for quirky holidays and delicious treats, it marks an opportunity to indulge in unique festivities.

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Interesting Facts of August 25th

  1. 1. Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers on August 25, 1609. This event laid the groundwork for major advances in astronomy.
  2. 2. The Voyager 2 spacecraft made a historic flyby past Neptune on August 25, 1989, providing humanity with its first close-up images of the planet and its moon, Triton.
  3. 3. The liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War II was completed on August 25, 1944, when the French 2nd Armored Division and the U.S. 4th Infantry Division entered the city.
  4. 4. August 25, 2012, marked the passing of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
  5. 5. The National Park Service, an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties, was created on August 20, 1916.