25 August It Happened Today
1819 Death of English inventor of the steam engine, James Watt.
1867 Death of English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday.
1875 Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
1905 Birth of American actress Clara Bow.
1930 Birth of Scottish actor Sean Connery.
1989 Spacecraft Voyager 2 transmits pictures of the planet Neptune back to Earth.
2009 Death of US Senator Edward Kennedy.