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Tuesday August 25, 2020

August 25: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 1758
    Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • 1898
    700 Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1916
    The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 1921
    The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
  • 1944
    World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
  • 1945
    Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China kill Baptist missionary John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
  • 1950
    President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
  • 1991
    Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
  • 2003
    The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1620
    István Gyöngyösi, Hungarian poet (d. 1704)
  • 1707
    King Louis I of Spain, (d. 1724)
  • 1796
    James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
  • 1916
    Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Richard Greene, English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1928
    Herbert Kroemer, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948
    Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemical and biomedical engineer
  • 1955
    Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician
  • 1956
    Takeshi Okada, Japanese football manager

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