About August 25

August 25, 2021 is the 237th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 160 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 25

  • 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.
  • 1537
    The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1580
    Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • 1758
    Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • 1830
    The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • 1835
    The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
  • 1898
    700 Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1912
    The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1914
    World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
  • 1939
    The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • 1961
    President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.
  • 1980
    Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
  • 1989
    Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
  • 1991
    Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1991
    Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • 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.

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