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.
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.
- 1920Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
- 1945Ten 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.
- 1980Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
- 1981Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
- 1991The Airbus A340 aircraft makes it’s first flight.
- 1997Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
- 2003The 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?
- 1867James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
- 1919George Wallace, American politician (d. 1998)
- 1930Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
- 1931Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (d. 2007)
- 1944Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
- 1946Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
- 1957Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer
- 1964Joanne Whalley, British actress
- 1970Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
- 1987Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
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