August 25 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: 2009 Birmingham City Council election
- 2009: Walter Maddox reelected to second term as Mayor of Tuscaloosa.
- 2006: The second annual Stokin' the Fire BBQ Festival began at Sloss Furnaces.
- 2001: A new playground at Triangle Park in Forest Park was dedicated.
- 1997: A dropped steel coil punched 11 holes in I-20/59 near 24th Street North.
- 1979: Archbishop Joseph Marino was ordained at Cathedral of St Paul.
- 1969: The first fourteen members of the Alabama Academy of Honor were inducted.
- 1963: The Cahaba River Group split off from the Eastview 13 Klavern of the Ku Klux Klan.
- 1962: Army Captain Colin Powell married speech pathologist Alma Johnson at First Congregational Christian Church.
- 1960: Eastwood Mall, The South's first indoor shopping mall, opened its doors with Governor John Patterson and Mayor Jimmy Morgan presiding.
- 1886: Edouard Sidel married Jeanne Legras in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 2005: Akili, a female African lion, was born.
- 1979: Siberian tiger Daisy was born at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1968: Architect and blogger Jeremy Erdreich was born.
- 1960: Actress Ashley Crow was born in Birmingham.
- 1952: Musician and producer Peter Wolf was born in Austria.
- 1952: Fairfield Police Department officer Gary Lavender was born.
- 1946: Author Charles Ghigna was born in New York.
- 1939: Film director John Badham was born in England.
- 1937: Music minister Aubrey Edwards was born.
- 1932: Biologist Dan Holliman was born in Jefferson County.
- 1919: Alabama Governor George Wallace was born in Clio.
- 1885: Artist and interior designer Harry Hawkins was born in New Harmony, Indiana.
- 1855: Alabama Governor Russell Cunningham was born in Lawrence County.
- 1818: Farmer, merchant and entrepreneur John Westbrook was born in North Carolina.