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Sunday August 25, 2019

August 25: Day of the Week

August 25, 2019 is the 237th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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

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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.
  • 1609
    Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 1914
    World 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
  • 1945
    Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China kill Baptist missionary John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
  • 1950
    President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
  • 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
  • 2003
    The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1910
    Dorothea Tanning, American painter
  • 1915
    Walter Trampler, American violist (d. 1997)
  • 1916
    Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Frederick Forsyth, English author
  • 1944
    Anthony Heald, American actor
  • 1949
    Martin Amis, English novelist
  • 1964
    Blair Underwood, American actor
  • 1965
    Cornelius Bennett, American football player
  • 1968
    Rachael Ray, American chef and television personality
  • 1969
    Steve Staley, American voice actor

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