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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.

Did you know that on this day in 1768, Captain James Cook set sail on his first voyage from Plymouth headed for the Pacific Ocean? Cook and his crew would not return home for another two years and 11 months.

Keep reading for more facts about August 25th in history!

What Happened On August 25 In History?

2006

Naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor discovered the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National Park, California.

Atkins and Taylor named the tree Hyperion, and it measured 380.1 ft (115.85 m) tall, making it the largest known tree on earth.
1958

Businessman Momofuku Ando marketed the first-ever pre-cooked instant noodles.

After years of experimentation, Ando released the world's first instant noodles called Chikin Ramen.
1919

The first daily passenger air service began, going from 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, and is now celebrated as a National Holiday for Uruguayans.

OTD in 1825: Uruguay gained independence from Brazil on this day
1768

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

The journey was made on their ship 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.

Havana officially moved to the north in 1519.
325

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

Did you know that on this day, August 25th 1768, Captain James Cook set sail on his first voyage from Plymouth headed for the Pacific Ocean?