25 August 2021: This day in history

1609: Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

1718: Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

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

1894: Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet

1944: General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

1990: UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

1991: Linux is born when Linus Torvalds sends off an email announcing his project to create a new computer operating system


Source: Onthisday.com

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