On This Day in History for August 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
  • 1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • 1988 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • 1988 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • 1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • 1989 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

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1991 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1991 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • 1991 White-Russia declares its independence
  • 1991 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
  • 1995 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • 1995 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • 1997 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
  • 2003 The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

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2006 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 2012 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • 2012 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • 2012 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 2012 Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
  • 2013 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico

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