On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1768

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

1768 Highlights

About August 25, 1768

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 251 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo