Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on August 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 25 is the 238th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 12, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 408,912 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontaoctagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 156 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,343 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 25 Historical Events

  • 1894
    Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1912
    The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1961
    President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.
  • 1981
    Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
  • 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?

  • 1898
    Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1931
    Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (d. 2007)
  • 1964
    Dan Parent, American comic book artist and writer
  • 1968
    Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model and racing driver
  • 1987
    Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Who died on August 25?

  • 1930
    Frankie Campbell, American Boxer (b. 1904)
  • 1950
    Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
  • 1965
    Moonlight Graham, American baseball player (b. 1879)
  • 1968
    Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 1973
    Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian politician (b. 1875)

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