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Tuesday August 25, 2020

August 25: Day of the Week

August 25, 2020 is the 238th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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

August 2020
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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.
  • 1258
    Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under, paving the way for its leader, Michael VIII Palaiologos, to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
  • 1580
    Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • 1825
    Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • 1894
    Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 1961
    President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.
  • 1991
    The Airbus A340 aircraft makes it’s first flight.
  • 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
  • 1997
    Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1803
    Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader (d. 1880)
  • 1836
    Bret Harte, American writer (d. 1902)
  • 1867
    James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • 1903
    Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
  • 1948
    Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemical and biomedical engineer
  • 1966
    Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • 1966
    Robert Maschio, American actor
  • 1969
    Steve Staley, American voice actor
  • 1977
    Jonathan Togo, American actor

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