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.
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)
- 1580Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
- 1835The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
- 1875Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
- 1933The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
- 1942World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- 1942World 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.
- 1948The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
- 1981Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
- 1989Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
- 1991Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
Who were born on August 25?
- 1624François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)
- 1829Carlo Acton, Italian composer and concert pianist (d. 1909)
- 1918Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (d. 1990)
- 1931Regis Philbin, American television host
- 1933István Gaál, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- 1935Charles Wright, American poet
- 1957Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer
- 1969Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer
- 1970Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
- 1976Damon Jones, American basketball player
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