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August 25th, 2003EventThe 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, 1997EventEgon Krenz, the former East German leader, was convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
August 25th, 1991EventBelarus declares independence from the Soviet Union
August 25th, 1989EventTadeusz Mazowiecki chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
August 25th, 1989EventVoyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
August 25th, 1989EventMayumi Moriyama becomes Japan s first female cabinet secretary.
August 25th, 1981EventVoyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
August 25th, 1950EventPresident Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation s railroads to avert a strike.
August 25th, 1948EventHouse Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
August 25th, 1945EventTen 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.

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