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Friday August 25, 2023

August 25: Day of the Week

August 25, 2023 is the 237th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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

August 2023

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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)

  • 1248
    The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1537
    The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1768
    James Cook begins his first voyage.
  • 1916
    The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 1950
    President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
  • 1989
    Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1989
    Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 1991
    Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1991
    Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • 1991
    The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1530
    Tsar Ivan IV of Russia (d. 1584)
  • 1803
    Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader (d. 1880)
  • 1829
    Carlo Acton, Italian composer and concert pianist (d. 1909)
  • 1911
    Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and statesman
  • 1913
    Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1946
    Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children’s author
  • 1958
    Tim Burton, American film director
  • 1962
    Vivian Campbell, Irish musician (Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dio)
  • 1976
    Damon Jones, American basketball player
  • 1998
    China Anne McClain, American actress

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