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  • Beijing, China
    Sunday Aug 25, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Forming The Kuomintang

    Beijing, China
    Sunday Aug 25, 1912

    The Kuomintang was formed on 25 August 1912. The KMT held the majority of seats after the election. Song Jiaoren was elected as premier.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 25, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Anglo-Polish alliance

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 25, 1939

    Contrary to predictions that Britain would sever Anglo-Polish ties, Britain and Poland signed the Anglo-Polish alliance on 25 August 1939.




  • Imperial State of Iran (Present Day Iran)
    Monday Aug 25, 1941

    World War II

    Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

    Imperial State of Iran (Present Day Iran)
    Monday Aug 25, 1941

    The British and Soviets invaded neutral Iran to secure the Persian Corridor and Iran's oil fields. The invasion took place from 25 to 31 August.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Aug 25, 1944

    Eiffel Tower

    Tricolour up again

    Paris, France
    Friday Aug 25, 1944

    On 25 June, before the Germans had been driven out of Paris, the German flag was replaced with a Tricolour by two men from the French Naval Museum, who narrowly beat three men led by Lucien Sarniguet, who had lowered the Tricolour on 13 June 1940 when Paris fell to the Germans.




  • French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Saturday Aug 25, 1945

    First Indochina War

    Hồ Chí Minh was able to persuade Emperor Bảo Đại

    French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Saturday Aug 25, 1945

    Japanese forces allowed the Việt Minh and other nationalist groups to take over public buildings and weapons without resistance, which began the August Revolution. On August 25, Hồ Chí Minh was able to persuade Emperor Bảo Đại to abdicate. Bảo Đại was appointed "supreme advisor" to the new Việt Minh-led government in Hanoi.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 25, 1948

    Korean War

    Parliamentary elections in the North

    North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 25, 1948

    North Korea held parliamentary elections three months later on 25 August.




  • Vukovar, Croatia
    Sunday Aug 25, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Battle of Vukovar

    Vukovar, Croatia
    Sunday Aug 25, 1991

    In August 1991, the Battle of Vukovar began. The Battle of Vukovar was an 87-day siege of Vukovar in eastern Croatia by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various paramilitary forces from Serbia, between August and November 1991. Before the Croatian War of Independence the Baroque town was a prosperous, mixed community of Croats, Serbs and other ethnic groups. As Yugoslavia began to break up, Serbia's President Slobodan Milošević and Croatia's President Franjo Tuđman began pursuing nationalist politics. In 1990, an armed insurrection was started by Croatian Serb militias, supported by the Serbian government and paramilitary groups, who seized control of Serb-populated areas of Croatia. The JNA began to intervene in favour of the rebellion, and conflict broke out in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia in May 1991. In August, the JNA launched a full-scale attack against Croatian-held territory in eastern Slavonia, including Vukovar.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2002)

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002

    On August 25, at SummerSlam, after interference from Lesnar's manager Paul Heyman, The Rock lost the WWE Undisputed Championship to Lesnar along with the record for the youngest WWE Champion, which he had set in 1998.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Tropical Storm Moved Towards Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    The tropical storm moved towards Florida and became a hurricane only two hours before making landfall between Hallandale Beach and Aventura on the morning of August 25.


  • C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 25, 2010

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His Last Match For Barcelona

    C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 25, 2010

    On 25 August, Ibrahimović played his last match for the club against Milan for the Joan Gamper Trophy,


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 25, 2012

    Neil Armstrong

    Death

    Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 25, 2012

    Armstrong underwent bypass surgery on August 7, 2012 to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Although he was reportedly recovering well, he developed complications in the hospital and died on August 25, in Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 82.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch for $970 million.


  • Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA insurgents launched coordinated attacks

    Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    During the early hours of 25 August 2017, ARSA (The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) insurgents launched coordinated attacks on 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base, killing a dozen people.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Xiaomi

    MIUI 9

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    On 26 August, new MIUI v9 alongside Mi 5x has been released.


  • Singapore
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Halimah Launched Her Official Campaign Website

    Singapore
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    On 25 August 2017, Halimah launched her official campaign website, including her campaign slogan "Do Good Do Together", which was criticised by many for being ungrammatical. She defended her slogan, explaining that it is meant to be catchy.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Desire to Leave

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

    Following growing dissatisfaction with the direction of Barcelona on and off the field, Barcelona announced that Messi sent the club "a document expressing his desire to leave" on 25 August 2020.


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