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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for August 25th

  • Year 1248 » The Netherlands Dutch city of Ommen receives City rights in the Netherlands city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • Year 1258 » Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under, paving the way for its leader, Michael VIII Palaiologos, to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
  • Year 1537 » The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • Year 1580 » Battle of Alcântara (1580) e.g Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • Year 1609 » Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venice known as Venetian lawmakers.
  • Year 1630 » Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
  • Year 1768 » James Cook begins his first voyage.
  • Year 1825 » Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • Year 1830 » The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • Year 1835 » The 'New York Sun (historical) e.g New York Sun' perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
  • Year 1875 » Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • Year 1883 » French Third Republic France and Nguyễn Dynasty Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế (1883) Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
  • Year 1894 » Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in 'The Lancet'.
  • Year 1898 » Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul (representative) e.g Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • Year 1912 » The Kuomintang, the China known as Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • Year 1914 » World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven (1834–1968) named Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
  • Year 1916 » The United States National Park Service is created.
  • Year 1921 » The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
  • Year 1933 » The 1933 Diexi earthquake called Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
  • Year 1939 » The United Kingdom and Second Polish Republic e.g Poland form a Anglo-Polish military alliance e.g military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Empire of Japan called Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by an Allies of World War II known as Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transp
  • Year 1944 » World War II: Liberation of Paris or Paris is liberated by the Allies of World War II e.g Allies.
  • Year 1945 » Ten days after World War II ends with Japan Victory over Japan Day announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China Chinese Communist Party kill United States U.S. intelligence officer John Birch (missionary) John Birch, regarded
  • Year 1948 » The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • Year 1980 » Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
  • Year 1981 » Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
  • Year 1988 » The Chiado area in Lisbon is partially destroyed by a fire.
  • Year 1989 » Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
  • Year 1991 » Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
  • Year 1991 » Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • Year 1997 » Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a Schießbefehl called shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
  • Year 2003 » The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib people Dogrib First Nations and the Canada Canadian federal government in Behchoko, Northwest Territories Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
  • Year 2012 » Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
  • Year 2013 » Six people die and 22 are injured when a 2013 Mexico train accident known as train derails in Huimanguillo (municipality) or Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico.

World History for the Month of August