August 25 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Independence Day
Uruguay National Holiday
Youth's Day
Mongolia Observance
Day of Songun
North korea Public Holiday

Historical Events on August 25

  • 1543: The first Europeans bring the first firearms to Japan.
  • 1580: Spain defeats Portugal during th Battle of Alcantara.
  • 1609: Galileo Galilei shows Venetian lawmakers his first telescope.
  • 1758: Prussia’s Frederick II defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1825: Uruguay declares itself to be independent from Brazil.
  • 1830: The Belgian Revolution begins on this day.
  • 1916: The United States creates the U.S National Park Service.
  • 1933: An earthquake in Mao County Sichuan, China kills over nine thousand people.
  • 1940: The British Royal Air Force begins bombing Berlin during World War II.
  • 1944: The Allies liberate Paris during World War II.
  • 1950:S President Harry Truman orders the United States Army to take control of the nation’s railroads to avoid a strike.
  • 1967: George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, was assassinated as he left a laundromat in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1980: Zimbabwe becomes a member of the U.N.
  • 1981: Voyager 2 makes its closest approach yet to the planet Saturn.
  • 1989: Voyage 2 makes its closest approach to the planet Neptune.
  • 1991: The first version of the software that would become Linux is announced by Linus Torvalds.
  • 2012: Voyager I becomes the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.

Famous Birthdays on August 25

  • American actor Anthony Heald is born in 1944.
  • British judge Andrew Longmore is born in 1944.
  • Belgian cartoonist Daniel Hulet is born in 1945.
  • American screenwriter Hannah Louise Shearer is born in 1945.
  • American poet and author Charles Ghigna is born in 1946.
  • American baseball player Rollie Fingers is born in 1946.
  • English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is born in 1954.
  • Scottish lawyer and politician Jim Wallace is born in 1954.
  • German businessman Gerd Müller is born in 1955.
  • Scottish guitarist John McGeoch is born in 1955.
  • English actress Joanne Whalley is born in 1964.
  • American actor Blair Underwood is born in 1964.

Mardi Gras

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Arbor Day

Memorial Day