Aug 25, 2018
August 25. In 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope. In 1814, the US Library of Congress was destroyed by the British. In 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim the English Channel. In 1920, Ethelda Bleibtrey became the first woman to win an Olympic medal (100m freestyle). In 1921, US signed a peace treaty w/Germany. In 1939, the "Wizard of Oz" opened across America. In 1944, Paris was liberated by the Allies. In 1967, George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, was assassinated by a former member of the group. In 1970, Elton John made his first live performance in the US. In 2001, Aaliyah was killed when her plane crashed in the Bahamas. Happy Birthday, Bret Harte, Ruby Keeler, Dorothea Tanning, Leonard Bernstein, Althea Gibson. It's Liberation Day in France and Independence Day in Uruguay. MIssion: Liberate America from this ostentatious corruption.