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On this Day

  • World War II liberation of Paris

    National Archives and Records Administration

    On this day: August 25

    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.

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America's 25 most popular national parks

waterfall in Yellowstone National Park

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Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Aug. 25, 1916, founding of the National Parks Service. To celebrate the occasion, take a look at the country's 25 most visited national parks.