25th May political historical events

1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1842 Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague
1844 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1898 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
1923 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1938 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1959 US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1961 JFK announces US goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1963 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
1965 India & Pakistan border fights
1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch
1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground
1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1983 Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357
1983 France performs nuclear test
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1997 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
1999 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
2002 A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
2002 China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
2003 Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
2009 North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community.
2009 Thailand’s economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2009, contracting the most in a decade and plunging the nation into recession
2012 Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province
2013 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan
2014 Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
2014 Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

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