August

August 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 25

August 25th is officially Banana Split Day and Kiss and Make Up Day.

Welcome to day 237 of 365! We’re only 128 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.

Everyone who was born on August 25 shares the star sign of Virgo.

To help you get through the rest of the day be sure to check out what events in the past has made August 25th so important in history.

What Happened On August 25 In History?

1919

The first daily passenger air service started from London to Paris.

The first flights left a mile north of where Heathrow Airport now sits, and the flights were operated by Air transport & Travel Ltd which is now known as British Airways.
Source BBC
1910

Walden W. Shaw and John D. Hertz founded the Shaw Livery Company and introduced the yellow cabs to attract passengers.

1894

The bacterium of the Bubonic Plague was isolated by Japanese scientist, Shibasaburo Kitasato.

1825

Uruguay gained independence from Brazil on this day which is now celebrated as a National Holiday for Uruguayans.

1768

Captain James Cook set sail on his first voyage from Plymouth headed for the Pacific Ocean.

The journey was made on their ship named Endeavour which was previously called Earl of Pembroke.
1609

Astronomer Galileo demonstrated one of his earlier telescopes to Venetian lawmakers.

OTD in 1609: Astronomer Galileo demonstrated one of his earlier telescopes to Venetian lawmakers.
1515

Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar the conquistador founded Havana on the southern part of the island. It officially moved to the north in 1519.

325

The doctrine of the Holy Trinity was established after the end of the Council of Nicaea.