August 25th Events

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August 25th, 2003 (August 25 2003)EventThe Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
August 25th, 1997 (August 25 1997)EventEgon Krenz, the former East German leader, was convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
August 25th, 1991 (August 25 1991)EventBelarus declares independence from the Soviet Union
August 25th, 1989 (August 25 1989)EventTadeusz Mazowiecki chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
August 25th, 1989 (August 25 1989)EventVoyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
August 25th, 1989 (August 25 1989)EventMayumi Moriyama becomes Japan s first female cabinet secretary.
August 25th, 1981 (August 25 1981)EventVoyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
August 25th, 1950 (August 25 1950)EventPresident Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation s railroads to avert a strike.
August 25th, 1948 (August 25 1948)EventHouse Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
August 25th, 1945 (August 25 1945)EventTen days after World War II ended with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China killed Baptist missionary John Birch, regarded by a portion of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
August 25th, 1944 (August 25 1944)EventWorld War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
August 25th, 1942 (August 25 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
August 25th, 1942 (August 25 1942)EventWorld War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged. Solomon Quotes
August 25th, 1933 (August 25 1933)EventDiexi earthquake shook Mao County, Sichuan, China and killed 9,000 people.
August 25th, 1921 (August 25 1921)EventThe first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
August 25th, 1920 (August 25 1920)EventPolish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, started on August 13, now ends. The Red Army is defeated.
August 25th, 1916 (August 25 1916)EventThe United States National Park Service is created.
August 25th, 1912 (August 25 1912)EventThe Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
August 25th, 1910 (August 25 1910)EventYellow Cab is founded.
August 25th, 1894 (August 25 1894)EventShibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
August 25th, 1835 (August 25 1835)EventThe New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
August 25th, 1830 (August 25 1830)EventThe Belgian Revolution begins.
August 25th, 1825 (August 25 1825)EventUruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
August 25th, 1814 (August 25 1814)EventWashington, D.C. is burned and White House is destroyed by British forces during the War of 1812.
August 25th, 1768 (August 25 1768)EventJames Cook begins his first voyage.
August 25th, 1758 (August 25 1758)EventSeven Years War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf. Frederick II of Prussia Quotes
August 25th, 1718 (August 25 1718)EventNew Orleans, Louisiana is founded.
August 25th, 1609 (August 25 1609)EventGalileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.Galileo Galilei Quotes
August 25th, 1580 (August 25 1580)EventBattle of Alcantara. Spain defeats Portugal.
August 25th, 1537 (August 25 1537)EventThe Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
August 25th, 1248 (August 25 1248)EventThe Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.

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