What Happened on August 25

Historical Events

  • 1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • 1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded
  • 1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean
  • 1894 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • 1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
  • 1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
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Did You Know?

Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)

On August 25, 2012

Famous Weddings

  • 1749 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England
  • 1870 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 1885 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)
  • 1925 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1928 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna
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