August 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

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 interesting facts about August 25th in history!

What Events Happened On August 25 In History?

2022 US President Biden approved student debt loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 for those who are qualified.

Joe Biden announced this decision following an extension on multiple federal student loan payment pauses, which was first put in motion in March 2020. Of the 45 million federal student loan borrowers, 43 million qualified for some loan forgiveness.


2012 NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entered interstellar space, becoming the first artificial object to do so.

2006 Naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor discovered the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National Park, California.

OTD in 2006: Naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor discovered the world's tallest tree in Redwood National Park

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

1997 Nintendo released the first-person shooter, GoldenEye 007, for the Nintendo 64.

GoldenEye 007's development began before the Nintendo 64 was even released. The Game's developers didn't even have a development version of the console to work with while creating the game, so they had to playtest it with an older Sega controller.

1991 Belarus declared its independence from the Soviet Union.

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 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, now known as British Airways.


1910 Walden W. Shaw and John D. Hertz founded the Shaw Livery Company and introduced the yellow cabs to attract passengers.

1894 A Japanese scientist, Shibasaburo Kitasato, isolated the bacterium of the Bubonic Plague.

1825 Uruguay gained independence from Brazil, which is now celebrated as a National Holiday for Uruguayans.

OTD in 1825: Uruguay gained independence from Brazil

1804 Alicia Thornton became the first British female jockey after taking part in a horse race at York Racecourse in Knavesmire, England.

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

Famous Quotes Said On August 25

Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.


“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

– Maya Angelou


“Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.”

– Alfred Hitchcock

Famous People Born On August 25

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Tim Burton? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1987 Blake Lively

American Actress

Blake Lively
35 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1958 Tim Burton

American Film Director

Tim Burton
64 years old
Born In:
California, USA
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1930 Sean Connery

Scottish Actor

Sean Connery
Died On:
Oct 31, 2020 (Age 90)
Born In:
Scotland, UK

1976 Alexander Skarsgård

Swedish Actor

Alexander Skarsgård
46 years old
Born In:
Stockholm, Sweden
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Famous People Who Died On This Day

1930 - 2012 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut born on August 5, 1930. He died on this day in 2012, at age 82 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Special Holidays On August 25

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

August 25: National Banana Split Day

National Banana Split Day

Banana splits are quite possibly the perfect dessert, combining delicious ice cream and bananas in a way that makes them truly shine! While a banana split is a fantastic idea on any day of the year, it’s pretty much mandatory today - and don’t forget the toppings!

August 25: National Kiss and Make Up Day

National Kiss and Make Up Day

We’ve all had small quarrels and fights with our loved ones, and we leave them unresolved all too often. National Kiss and Make Up Day is here to give you the opportunity to let bygones be bygones, to agree to disagree, and, most importantly, to harmoniously get on with your lives!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The costume designers for Lord of the Rings worked for two straight years making custom armor. Just one Orc suit had 13,000 rings and took three days to complete.

August 25 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.

People born in August all have the Peridot birthstone. In 2018, the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii’s biggest island saw increased activity, which led to a rare geological event, where Olivine (also known as peridot when at gem quality) was found on the ground around the volcano. In Hawaiian culture, peridots are thought to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele.

If you were born on August 25th, you would likely have been conceived on or around December 2nd of the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be born around May 18, 2024.

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