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On This Day — August 25

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August 25th is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

On this day in history:

1758 – Seven Years’ War: Prussian forces engaged the Russians at the Battle of Zorndorf in present-day Sarbinowo, Poland.

1942 – World War II: Japanese forces attacked the Australian base at Milne Bay on the eastern tip of New Guinea.

1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

1950 – In tennis, Althea Gibson became the first African American woman to compete at the United States National Championships (now known as the US Open).

2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Former James Bond Actor Sean Connery turns 87

TV Legend Regis Philbin turns 86

Director Tim Burton turns 59

Super Model Claudia Schiffer turns 47

Tarzan Actor Alexander Skarsgård turns 41

Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively turns 30

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