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 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)
- 1537The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
- 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.
- 1921The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
- 1942World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- 1950President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
- 1980Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
- 1991Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
- 1991Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
- 1991The 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?
- 1724George Stubbs, British painter (d. 1806)
- 1796James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
- 1913Walt Kelly, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
- 1944Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
- 1946Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
- 1956Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (d. 1986)
- 1964Joanne Whalley, British actress
- 1966Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
- 1977Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
- 1981Rachel Bilson, American actress
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