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On August the 25th
48 people were killed after two bombs were detonated by Islamic extremists in Mumbai, India.
Belarus declared its independence from the rule of the Soviet Union.
American author, Truman Capote, died at the age of 59. He is considered as one of the distinguished writers of the second half of the 20th century.
German model, Claudia Schiffer, was born in Rheinberg. She was one of the 'supermodels' of the 1990's.
American film director, Tim Burton, was born in Burbank, California. He is considered as one of the most unique directors currently working in Hollywood.
British musician, Elvis Costello, was born in London. His real name is Declan Patrick MacManus.
American actress, Anne Archer, was born in Los Angeles, California. She became a star after staring in the hit 1987 thriller, Fatal Attraction.
During the course of the Second World War, the city of Paris was liberated by the Allies.
British author, Frederick Forsyth, was born in Ashford, Kent. He is one of the most read thriller writers of the second half of the 20th century, best known for books such as, The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and The Dogs of War.
British actor, Sean Connery, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known as the first actor to portray the famous spy, James Bond.
German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, died at the age of 55. He is considered as one of the most influential modern day philosophers.
Uruguay declared its independence from the rule of Brazil.
Scottish philosopher, David Hume, died at the age of 65. He is widely considered as one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and one of the key figures of Enlightenment.
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA was founded. It was founded by the French Mississippi Company as a trading post.
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