Historical Events In August - 25
Saturday, 01 April 2023
2007 On this day in history greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis declares a national state of emergency after a series of devastating wildfires ravage western Peloponese and southern Euboea, killing 68 people.
2012 On August - 25 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
2013 On this day in history 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq
2014 On August - 25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC
2017 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling on this day in history.
2017 Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds on this day in history.
2017 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula on this day in history.
2017 Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea on this day in history.
2017 ongoing - A military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on this day in history.
2017 Hurricane Harvey strikes the United States as a Category 4 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the Houston metropolitan area, mostly due to record-breaking floods. At least 90 deaths are recorded, and total damage reaches $198.6 billion (2017 USD), making Harvey the costliest natural disaster in United States history on August - 25.
2018 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan on August - 25.
2019 On August - 25 2019 Beirut drone crash: According to Lebanese officials, two Israeli drones attack Beirut, Lebanon. One crashed into the roof of the Hezbollah Media Center, about 45 minutes before the second exploded in the air and damaged the building. It was the first such incident between Israel and Lebanon since the 2006 Lebanon War.
2020 On August - 25 wHO announces that Africa has eradicated polio (defined as four years since last case) Learn More
2020 Africa is declared free of wild polio, the second virus to be eradicated from the continent since smallpox 40 years previously on this day in history.
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