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What Happened on August 25, 1875

Article: Captain Webb Conquers the English Channel

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Captain Matthew Webb makes the 1st observed and unassisted swim across the English Channel in 21 hours and 45 minutes

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb

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About August 25, 1875

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo