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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

  • 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).
  • 1916
    The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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

Who were born on August 25?

  • 1802
    Nikolaus Lenau, Austrian poet (d. 1850)
  • 1948
    Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemical and biomedical engineer
  • 1950
    Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • 1956
    Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (d. 1986)
  • 1966
    Robert Maschio, American actor

Who died on August 25?

  • 1711
    Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  • 1794
    Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-born Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)
  • 1940
    Jean d'Orleans, duc de Guise, Orleanist pretender to the French throne (b. 1874)
  • 1967
    Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  • 2000
    Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)

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