August 25: Day of the Week
August 25, 2018 was the 237th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 128 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1758Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
- 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.
- 1980Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
- 1981Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
- 1991Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
- 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
- 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?
- 1796James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
- 1909Michael Rennie, English actor (d. 1971)
- 1921Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (d. 1999)
- 1942Nathan Deal, American politician, 82nd governor of Georgia
- 1946Charlie Sanders, American football player
- 1949Gene Simmons, Israeli-born musician (Kiss)
- 1949John Savage, American actor
- 1964Joanne Whalley, British actress
- 1969Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor
- 1974Eric Millegan, American actor
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