Date: 3 months ago   Category: Culture

August 25: what today day

On August 25 in Ukraine and the world don't celebrate any holiday. But this day there were several important events in the history.

the Name-day this day are celebrated by Alexander, Alexey, Anton, Arkady, Vasily, Vyacheslav, Dmitry, Efim, Ivan, Ilya, Leonid, Mikhail, Nikolay, Pyotr, Sergey, Stepan, Fedor.

1609 - Galileo Galilei shows to Grand council and the doge of Venice the new device - the telescope.

1718 - the French in North America is based New Orleans.

1784 - flight of the first Scottish aeronaut James Titler on a self-made montgolfier. The balloon started from the gardens of Heriot and has risen by height about 150 meters.

1875 - Mathew Webb became the first person who by swimming has overcome English Channel.

1936 - on Union Pacific Road from the ALCO plant has arrived the first Challenger engine - the biggest engine to that time.

1973 - is made the first picture the tomograph.

1989 - the American Voyager space probe the Neptune has transferred pictures of the planet to Earth. WHICH OF CELEBRITIES was BORN

1819 - Alan Pinkerton (I have died in 1884), the American detective, the founder of the first-ever detective agency.

1908 - Leonid Estrin (I have died in 1972), the Ukrainian film director, ("Maiden years", "A blue arrow", "Elena's Bay").

1924 - Pavlo Zagrebelny (I have died in 2009), the Ukrainian writer. ("Haze" (1956), "The Duma about immortal" (1957), novels "Europe 45" (1959), "Europe. West" (1961), "Day for the future" (1964), Roksolana).

1930 - Sir Sean Connery, the English and American stage and film actor, the producer. ("Untouchable", "Love falsities", "Rock", "Robin Hood: The prince of thieves", "A rose name", "Never "never" speak)

1938 - Frederik Forsythe, the English writer. ("Ghost of Manhattan", "The fourth protocol", "Dogs of war").

1949 - Jean Simmons, the vocalist and the bass guitarist of the American Kiss group.

1958 - Tim Burton, the American film director. ("Alice in Wonderland", "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", "Corpse Bride", "Charlie and chocolate factory", "Planet of monkeys", "A sleepy hollow", "Edward Scissorhands").

1970 - Klaudia Schiffer, the German top model. Vladislav Garnayev



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