About August 25

August 25, 2024 is the 238th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 157 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 25

  • 357
    Battle of Strasbourg: Julian, Caesar (deputy emperor) and supreme commander of the Roman army in Gaul, wins an important victory against the Alemanni at Strasbourg (Argentoratum).
  • 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.
  • 1609
    Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • 1768
    James Cook begins his first voyage.
  • 1830
    The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 1898
    700 Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
  • 1942
    World War II: second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by an Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged.
  • 1944
    World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
  • 1961
    President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.
  • 1980
    Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
  • 1989
    Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
  • 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

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