Events in History on August 25

Historic Event

325 First 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

Election of Interest

450 Roman Senate elects Marcian Eastern Roman Emperor, succeeding Theodosius II who died without issue

  • 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
  • 1515 Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds Havana in modern day Cuba, on the southern coast of the island. Moved to its current location in 1519.
  • 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

Historic Event

1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

  • 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

Historic Event

1698 Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

  • 1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

Historic Event

1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

  • 1795 Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher

Historic Event

1802 Toussaint Louverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France

  • 1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)

Historic Event

1819 Paris Salon opens with Théodore Géricault’s painting "Raft of the Medusa" causing a sensation

  • 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

Historic Publication

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 Battle of Petersburg: Battle of Ream's Station
  • 1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • 1886 1st international polo meet (US vs England)

Historic Event

1892 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to lieutenant

  • 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 German troops in occupied Belgium begin the 6 week "Sack of Louvain," destroying historical buildings and killing hundreds of civilians
  • 1914 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1914 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 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 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 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

Historic Event

1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

  • 1936 Odourless cornstarch is patented in the US by Ralph W. Kerr
  • 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

Appointment of Interest

1943 Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia

  • 1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • 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

Historic Event

1944 French General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

  • 1944 US Army XII Corps reaches Troyes, France
  • 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 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • 1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao

Instant Ramen

1958 Momofuku Ando markets the first package of precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen)

Historic Event

1960 Demonstrations against Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba

  • 1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1973 Zambia adopts constitution
  • 1974 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1974 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
  • 1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • 1979 Somali adopts constitution
  • 1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)

Voyager 2 Spacecraft

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 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • 1988 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • 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
  • 1991 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges

Historic Invention

1991 Linux is born when Linus Torvalds sends off an email announcing his project to create a new computer operating system

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

Historic Event

2006 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion

  • 2006 Hyperion, the world's tallest living tree, a Redwood standing 115.55 m (379.1 ft), discovered by naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor in Redwood National and State Parks, California
  • 2007 1st Women's Snow Polo World Championship takes place in Bariloche, Argentina
  • 2010 Panic caused by escaped crocodile being smuggled aboard domestic Filair flight leads to crash of Let L-410 Turbolet passenger aircraft near Bandundu Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all but one of the 21 passengers and crew
  • 2012 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • 2012 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 2012 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • 2012 Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico
  • 2013 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • 2017 Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds
  • 2017 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula

Historic Event

2017 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling

  • 2017 Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea
  • 2018 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 2019 Double Dave, a rare two-headed timber rattlesnake found in Pine Barrens forest, New Jersey
  • 2019 NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank a/c from space
  • 2022 California votes to ban the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars by 2035 [1]