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What happened on August 25th in History

  • August 25, 0325 Council of Nicea convened by Emperor Constantine.  
  • August 25, 1537 “The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.”
  • August 25, 1558 “King Francis II of France marries Mary, Queen of Scots.”
  • August 25, 1580 “Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal”

  • August 25, 1580 Battle of Alcntara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • August 25, 1609 Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • August 25, 1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • August 25, 1689 Montr?al taken by Iroquois
  • August 25, 1718 “Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded”
  • August 25, 1718 “New Orleans, Louisiana is founded.”
  • August 25, 1758 Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • August 25, 1768 James Cook begins his first voyage.
  • August 25, 1804 Alice Meynell becomes first woman jockey (England)
  • August 25, 1814 British capture Washington DC (too bad we lost it)
  • August 25, 1814 “The US Library of Congress and its 3,000 books is destroyed by British troops.”
  • August 25, 1825 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • August 25, 1825 Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • August 25, 1830 Belgium revolts against Netherlands
  • August 25, 1830 The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • August 25, 1835 NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • August 25, 1835 The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
  • August 25, 1843 First Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship
  • August 25, 1862 “Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves”
  • August 25, 1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda
  • August 25, 1867 Scientist Michael Faraday dies.
  • August 25, 1875 Capt. Matthew Webb becomes first to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
  • August 25, 1888 Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title
  • August 25, 1894 Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • August 25, 1900 “Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche dies in Weimar, Germany.”
  • August 25, 1902 The first Arabic language US daily newspaper begins publication in New York City.
  • August 25, 1904 Jim Jefferies KOsJack Munroe & retains boxing heavyweight title
  • August 25, 1908 “Allen Winter wins US first $50,000 trotting race”
  • August 25, 1910 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • August 25, 1912 “The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.”
  • August 25, 1915 “Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage”
  • August 25, 1916 National Park Service established in the Dept of the Interior
  • August 25, 1916 The United States National Park Service is created.
  • August 25, 1916 The US National Park Service is established.
  • August 25, 1919 Commercial air passenger service begins between England and Paris.
  • August 25, 1919 The first scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)