August 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1609, Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
- In 1829, President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but the Mexican government refuses.
- In 1875, Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim English Channel. (21h 45m)
- In 1919, the first scheduled passenger service by airplane flew from Paris to London.
- In 1932, Amelia Earhart completes her transcontinental flight.
- Famous Birthdays: Charles Fambrough (American jazz musician), Charlie Sanders (American football player), Vassilios Kotronias (Greek chess grandmaster), Justin Upton (American baseball player), Philippe van Lansberge (Dutch astronomer,d. 1632)
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