On This Day

Historical Events in August 1875

  • Aug 2 1st roller skating rink opens (London)
  • Aug 14 Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl
  • Aug 22 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • Aug 25 Captain Matthew Webb makes first observed and unassisted swim across English Channel (England-France 21 hours 45 minutes)