August 25: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 25 throughout history. The 237th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 25. The Belgian Revolution began on this day, and the United States of America was founded on this day. The National Park Service was established, and Zimbabwe became a member of the United Nations.

The 25th of August falls under the sign of Virgo. Blake Lively, Tim Burton, and Alexander Skarsgard all have famous birthdays. National Banana Split Day and National Secondhand Wardrobe Day both fall on August 25.


Happy Birthday! (August 25, 1918)
Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor. photo source:


(August 25, 2009)
Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of President John F. Kennedy and a significant figure in the Democratic Party, died at the age of 77.

(August 25, 2012)
The Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. photo source:

(August 25, 2012)
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, died at the age of 82. He was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer. photo source:

(August 25, 2018)
John McCain, an American politician who gained a reputation as a political outlier while serving in Congress for 35 years and running unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died at the age of 81.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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