On this day: August 25

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Jul 22, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 24, 2016 

Galileo demonstrates his telescope, the National Park Service is formed, Amelia Earhart flies cross-country nonstop, and the Allies liberate Paris, all on this day.

OTD August 25 - Neil Armstrong
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By NASA/Paul E. Alers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

2012: Neil Armstrong, the pilot, engineer and astronaut who became the first person to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, dies in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 82 after complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.

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