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

  • 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).
  • 1248
    The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 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.
  • 1825
    Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • 1875
    Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 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
    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

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