Historical Events on 25th August

  • 325 Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
  • 357 Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
  • 1212 Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa
  • 1248 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1330 AntiPope Nicholas V, having obtained assurance of pardon, presents a confession of his sins to Pope John XXII, at Avignon, who absolved him
  • 1425 Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
  • 1499 Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
  • 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1540 Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
  • 1566 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • 1580 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal

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1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1628 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • 1689 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1689 Montreal taken by Iroquois

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1698 Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded

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1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

Captain/Explorer James Cook
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1795 Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
  • 1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
  • 1804 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
  • 1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)
  • 1825 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • 1829 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • 1830 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • 1835 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • 1862 US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
  • 1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • 1864 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
  • 1875 Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
  • 1886 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • 1890 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • 1894 -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
  • 1894 Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1895 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1898 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.

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1904 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1908 Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
  • 1908 National Association of Colored Nurses forms
  • 1910 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • 1910 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • 1912 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
  • 1912 Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
  • 1912 The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1914 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • 1914 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1914 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1915 Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
  • 1916 US Department of Interior forms National Park Service
  • 1917 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1920 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
  • 1920 Russia suffers a decisive defeat in the battle of Warsaw against Poland
  • 1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
  • 1921 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • 1924 International maritime treaty drawn

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1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • 1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 1926 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
  • 1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • 1929 Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage

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1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
  • 1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • 1940 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
  • 1941 British & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
  • 1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht
  • 1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
  • 1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • 1943 Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
  • 1943 Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
  • 1943 US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
  • 1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
  • 1944 General De Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • 1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
  • 1944 US 12nd Army Corps reaches Troyes
  • 1945 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine

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1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047 kph

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1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike

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1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • 1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • 1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • 1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 1955 16th Venice Film Festival: "Ordet" directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer wins Golden Lion
  • 1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
  • 1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao

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1958 Momofuku Ando markets the first package of precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • 1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
  • 1960 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
  • 1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion

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1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1964 Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression
  • 1967 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • 1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • 1967 Train crash at Beesd, 2 die

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1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
  • 1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
  • 1968 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion
  • 1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

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1970 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1971 Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations
  • 1971 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • 1973 Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
  • 1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1973 Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
  • 1973 Zambia adopts constitution
  • 1974 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1974 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
  • 1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • 1976 Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
  • 1978 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
  • 1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances
  • 1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
  • 1979 Somali adopts constitution
  • 1980 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • 1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • 1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
  • 1981 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
  • 1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • 1983 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 1984 French airship capsizes
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)

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1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1985 STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem

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1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42

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1987 Madonna sings in Rotterdam

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • 1988 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • 1988 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • 1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • 1989 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
  • 1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
  • 1991 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 1991 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • 1991 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges

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1991 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • 1991 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
  • 1991 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • 1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • 1991 White-Russia declares its independence
  • 1991 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
  • 1992 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
  • 1995 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • 1995 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves

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1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

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1996 Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1997 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
  • 2003 The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

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2006 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 2012 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • 2012 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 2012 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • 2012 Voyager 1 spacecraft, enters interstellar space (launched in 1977), - first spacecraft to do so
  • 2013 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico

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2013 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

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2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers