August 25: Day of the Week
August 25, 2019 was the 237th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 357Battle of Strasbourg: Julian, Caesar (deputy emperor) and supreme commander of the Roman army in Gaul, wins an important victory against the Alemanni at Strasbourg (Argentoratum).
- 1248The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
- 1580Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
- 1758Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
- 1768James Cook begins his first voyage.
- 1914World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
- 1916The United States National Park Service is created.
- 1920Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.
- 1942World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- 1989Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
Who were born on August 25?
- 1796James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
- 1868Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter (d. unknown)
- 1924Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player (d. 2006)
- 1930Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Scottish actor
- 1934Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host, and Senator
- 1946Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children’s author
- 1968Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
- 1977Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983James Rossiter, British racing driver
- 1987Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
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