August 25th is officially Banana Split Day and Kiss and Make Up Day.
Welcome to day 238 of 366! There are 128 days remaining in 2024.
To help you get through the rest of the day be sure to check out what events in the past has made August 25th so important in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1768, Captain James Cook set sail on his first voyage from Plymouth headed for the Pacific Ocean? Cook and his crew would not return home for another two years and 11 months.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 25th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 25 in history? Keep reading to find out!
US President Biden approved student debt loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 for those who are qualified.
Joe Biden announced this decision following an extension on multiple federal student loan payment pauses, which was first put in motion in March 2020. Of the 45 million federal student loan borrowers, 43 million qualified for some loan forgiveness.
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entered interstellar space, becoming the first artificial object to do so.
Nintendo released the first-person shooter, GoldenEye 007, for the Nintendo 64.
GoldenEye 007’s development began before the Nintendo 64 was even released. The Game’s developers didn’t even have a development version of the console to work with while creating the game, so they had to playtest it with an older Sega controller.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Tim Burton? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, August 25th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut born on August 5, 1930. He died on this day in 2012, at age 82 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Aug 25, 2012 (Age 82)
Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
National Kiss and Make Up Day
We’ve all had small quarrels and fights with our loved ones, and we leave them unresolved all too often. National Kiss and Make Up Day is here to give you the opportunity to let bygones be bygones, to agree to disagree, and, most importantly, to harmoniously get on with your lives!
National Banana Split Day
Banana splits are quite possibly the perfect dessert, combining delicious ice cream and bananas in a way that makes them truly shine! While a banana split is a fantastic idea on any day of the year, it’s pretty much mandatory today – and don’t forget the toppings!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The costume designers for Lord of the Rings worked for two straight years making custom armor. Just one Orc suit had 13,000 rings and took three days to complete.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on August 25 shares the star sign of Virgo.
Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.
People born in August all have the Peridot birthstone. In 2018, the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii’s biggest island saw increased activity, which led to a rare geological event, where Olivine (also known as peridot when at gem quality) was found on the ground around the volcano. In Hawaiian culture, peridots are thought to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele.
If you were born on August 25th, you would likely have been conceived on or around December 2nd of the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be born around May 18, 2025.