Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 25

  • August 25, 325
    First Council of Nicaea ends with condemnation of Arian Christianity and establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
  • August 25, 357
    Julian, Augustus in the Roman Empire, beats the Alamanni tribal confederation under paramount king Chnodomar in the Battle of Strasbourg
  • August 25, 383
    Gratian, Emperor of Rome, is murdered
  • August 25, 1270
    Louis IX, King of France, dies on The Eighth Crusade, which is decimated by the Plague
  • August 25, 1499
    Ottoman fleet defeats Venetians at the Battle of Zonchio
  • August 25, 1515
    Spanish conquistadors under Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds Havana in island of Cuba
  • August 25, 1530
    Ivan the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia, is born
  • August 25, 1543
    Portuguese ships land on the Japanese Island of Tanegashima and introduce the arquebus to Japan beginning the Nanban trade period between Portugal and Japan
  • August 25, 1580
    Spain defeat Portugal in the Battle of Alcântara, the decisive battle of the Spanish King Philip II for the Portuguese throne
  • August 25, 1609
    Galileo demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • August 25, 1689
    English–allied Iroquois takes Montreal
  • August 25, 1758
    The Prussians lose 12,800 men and the Russians lose 18,000 men during Battle of Zorndorf, which ends with inconclusive results
  • August 25, 1765
    In protest over the stamp tax, American colonists sack and burn the home of Massachusetts governor Thomas Hutchinson
  • August 25, 1776
    David Hume, a Scottish philosopher and historian, dies
  • August 25, 1819
    James Watt, a Scottish inventor, dies
  • August 25, 1825
    Uruguay, supported by the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, declares independence from Brazil
  • August 25, 1830
    Theatergoers who have just watched a nationalistic opera in Brussels start Belgium revolts against Netherlands
  • August 25, 1835
    New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story, a series of six articles about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon
  • August 25, 1875
    Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 min
  • August 25, 1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, dies
  • August 25, 1944
    French General Charles de Gaulle enters liberated Paris
  • August 25, 1981
    Voyager 2 makes the closest approach to Saturn
  • August 25, 1989
    First close up pictures of Neptune are taken by spacecraft Voyager 2
  • August 25, 1991
    Belarus declares independence from Soviet Union and changes the name to the Republic of Belarus

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