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On this day of August 25th

25th August 2020 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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There are many notable events that occurred on this day throughout history. We have chosen a few below:

1537 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.


1609 Galileodemonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

1768Captain James Cookdeparts from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

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1875 Captain Matthew Webbmakes the 1st observed and unassisted swim across the English Channel in 21 hours and 45 minutes

1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

Ed: click on the individuals' names to find more information

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