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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1830The Belgian Revolution begins.
- 1920Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.
- 1921The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
- 1933The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
- 1939The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
- 1961President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.
- 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.
Who were born on August 25?
- 1719Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (d. 1795)
- 1786King Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
- 1927Althea Gibson, American tennis player (d. 2003)
- 1928John “Kayo” Dottley, American football player
- 1930Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
- 1949Gene Simmons, Israeli-born musician (Kiss)
- 1967Jeff Tweedy, American singer (Wilco)
- 1975Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer
- 1978Kel Mitchell, American actor
- 1987Logan Morrison, American baseball player
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