August 25, 2014 in History


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolves the country's Supreme Council, which has been stymied by pro-separatist members; new elections will be held on October 26th

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1990 U.N. security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth
1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation, Freedom Tuesday
1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
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