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Historical Events In August - 25

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1711  On August - 25 edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician  

1718  Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded on August - 25.  

1718  Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found on this day in history.  

1718  Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer on this day in history.  

1724  On this day in history george Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)  

1742  Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1744  On August - 25 johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet  

1758  On August - 25 battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed  

1758  Franz Teyber, composer on August - 25.  

1768  On August - 25 captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his 1st voyage onboard the Endeavour bound for the Pacific Ocean  

1773  On this day in history franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer, dies at 29  

1774  On August - 25 nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59  

1775  Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro) on August - 25.  

1786  [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez) on August - 25.  

1788  Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution) on this day in history.  

1789  On August - 25 mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies  

1791  On August - 25 pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies  

1795  Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher on this day in history.  

1802  On August - 25 toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France  

1803  On August - 25 luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader  

1804  Alice Meynell becomes first woman jockey (England) on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)  

1811  On this day in history joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1812  On this day in history percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1865  

1814  British capture Washington DC (too bad we lost it) on August - 25.  

1814  The US Library of Congress and its 3,000 books is destroyed by British troops on this day in history.  

1814  British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books on this day in history.  

1819  Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency on August - 25.  

1822  F William Herschel, German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85 on August - 25.  

1823  On August - 25 john Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895  

1825  Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day) on August - 25.  

1825  Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil on this day in history.  

1825  Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1829  Pres Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican govt refuses on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1530  On August - 25 birth of ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)  

1561  On this day in history birth of philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)  

1624  On August - 25 birth of françois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)  

1662  John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724) was born on this day in history.  

1664  On August - 25 birth of johan van de Bergh, Leids regent  

1718  Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer was born on this day in history.  

1724  George Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion) was born on August - 25.  

1741  Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies on August - 25.  

0383  On this day in history death of flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25  

0882  Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19 on August - 25.  

1192  Death of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142) on August - 25.  

1227  On this day in history ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies  

1270  Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56 on August - 25.  

1282  Death of Thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218) on this day in history.  

1330  Death of Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286) on this day in history.  

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