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)
- 1248The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
- 1580Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
- 1609Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
- 1916The United States National Park Service is created.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
- 1980Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
- 1989Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
- 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?
- 1724George Stubbs, British painter (d. 1806)
- 1767Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
- 1917Lisbeth Movin, Danish actress
- 1917Mel Ferrer, Cuban-American actor, film director and film producer (d. 2008)
- 1930Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
- 1930Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Scottish actor
- 1958Tim Burton, American film director
- 1964Dan Parent, American comic book artist and writer
- 1970Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
- 1981Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
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