What Happened on September 25, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
  • The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter; its last recession in 1983 saw thousands of people leave Ireland to seek work overseas