What Happened on August 25

Significant 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 General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • 1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
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Did You Know?

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

On August 25, 1958

Would You Believe?

Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey riding in York, England

On August 25, 1804

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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