Events in History on August 25

  • 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
  • 1654 Battle of Arras: Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, failed to take Arras and withdrew to Cambrai.
  • 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
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1795 Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
  • 1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
  • 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 Battle of Petersburg: Battle of Ream's Station
  • 1875 Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
  • 1886 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • 1894 -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
  • 1894 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • 1898 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1908 Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
  • 1908 National Association of Colored Nurses forms
  • 1910 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • 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
  • 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1920 Russia suffers a final decisive defeat in the Battle of Warsaw against Poland
  • 1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 1921 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1924 International maritime treaty drawn
  • 1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • 1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 1926 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece

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1929 Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener

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1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

  • 1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • 1940 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
  • 1941 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
  • 1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht
  • 1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • 1943 Admiral 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
  • 1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047 kph
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike
  • 1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • 1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 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 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
  • 1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • 1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • 1967 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die
  • 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
  • 1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 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
  • 1979 Somali adopts constitution
  • 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 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 1984 French airship capsizes
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
  • 1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
  • 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 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

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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 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • 1991 White-Russia declares its independence

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1991 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds
  • 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
  • 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 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • 2012 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 2012 Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
  • 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