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This Day In History, August 25

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Here are some notable events that occurred on this day throughout history. 

1718 – French colonists in Louisiana found a colony on the Gulf of Mexico and name if after the Duke Philippe d’Orleans, which would eventually become the city of New Orleans.

1835 – The New York Sun newspaper published a series of successful articles about the “discovery” of life on the Moon. The “Great Moon Hoax” made The Sun the largest circulating paper on the planet at the time.

1875 – Matthew Webb, 27, becomes first person to successfully swim across the English Channel.

1930 – Sean Connery is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1944 – Paris is liberated from Nazi control.

1975 – Bruce Springsteen releases one of his most successful albums, Born To Run.

1984 – Famous American author Truman Capote dies in Los Angeles. He was 59.

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