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