25 August It Happened Today

1819  Death of English inventor of the steam engine, James Watt.

1867  Death of English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday.

1875  Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.

1905  Birth of American actress Clara Bow.

1930  Birth of Scottish actor Sean Connery.

1989  Spacecraft Voyager 2 transmits pictures of the planet Neptune back to Earth.

2009  Death of US Senator Edward Kennedy.

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