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Wednesday August 25, 2021

August 25: Day of the Week

August 25, 2021 is the 237th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2021

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 25 Historical Event(s)

  • 1580
    Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • 1835
    The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 1933
    The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
  • 1942
    World War II: second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by an Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged.
  • 1948
    The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • 1981
    Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
  • 1989
    Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1991
    Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1624
    François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)
  • 1829
    Carlo Acton, Italian composer and concert pianist (d. 1909)
  • 1918
    Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1931
    Regis Philbin, American television host
  • 1933
    István Gaál, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1935
    Charles Wright, American poet
  • 1957
    Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1969
    Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer
  • 1970
    Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
  • 1976
    Damon Jones, American basketball player

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