August 25, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • US Army XII Corps reaches Troyes, France

Birthdays in History

  • Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California

Deaths in History

  • Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
  • Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies