May 25th Events

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May 25th, 2007 (May 25 2007)EventThe Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.
May 25th, 2003 (May 25 2003)EventNestor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
May 25th, 2002 (May 25 2002)EventChina Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
May 25th, 2002 (May 25 2002)EventA train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
May 25th, 2001 (May 25 2001)Event32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
May 25th, 2000 (May 25 2000)EventLiberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
May 25th, 1999 (May 25 1999)EventThe 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.
May 25th, 1997 (May 25 1997)EventA military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.John Major Quotes
May 25th, 1995 (May 25 1995)EventThe Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.
May 25th, 1985 (May 25 1985)EventBangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
May 25th, 1982 (May 25 1982)EventHMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
May 25th, 1981 (May 25 1981)EventIn Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
May 25th, 1979 (May 25 1979)EventAmerican Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
May 25th, 1977 (May 25 1977)EventStar Wars is releasedied in It rapidly becomes a cult classic and is the start of a six-movie franchise.
May 25th, 1967 (May 25 1967)EventCeltic F.C. (Scotland) become the first northern European team to win the European Champions Cup, which had previously been the preserve of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish clubs by beating F.C. Internazionale Milano 2 - 1.
May 25th, 1966 (May 25 1966)EventExplorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
May 25th, 1966 (May 25 1966)EventThe first prominent DaZiBao during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
May 25th, 1963 (May 25 1963)EventIn Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
May 25th, 1961 (May 25 1961)EventApollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the moon" before the end of the decade.John F. Kennedy Quotes
May 25th, 1961 (May 25 1961)EventKing Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner). Hussein of Jordan Quotes
May 25th, 1955 (May 25 1955)EventIn the United States, a night time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
May 25th, 1953 (May 25 1953)EventNuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test.
May 25th, 1946 (May 25 1946)EventThe parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their king.
May 25th, 1940 (May 25 1940)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Dunkirk begins.
May 25th, 1938 (May 25 1938)EventSpanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
May 25th, 1936 (May 25 1936)EventThe Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
May 25th, 1935 (May 25 1935)EventJesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Jesse Owens Quotes
May 25th, 1926 (May 25 1926)EventSholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People s Republic.
May 25th, 1925 (May 25 1925)EventScopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin s theory of evolution.Charles Darwin Quotes
May 25th, 1914 (May 25 1914)EventThe United Kingdom s House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland. Devo Quotes
May 25th, 1895 (May 25 1895)EventPlaywright, poet and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.Oscar Wilde Quotes
May 25th, 1895 (May 25 1895)EventThe Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president.
May 25th, 1865 (May 25 1865)EventIn Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
May 25th, 1837 (May 25 1837)EventThe Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
May 25th, 1810 (May 25 1810)EventIn the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy during the Semana de Mayo.
May 25th, 1787 (May 25 1787)EventIn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States. George Washington presides.George Washington Quotes
May 25th, 1738 (May 25 1738)EventA treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
May 25th, 1659 (May 25 1659)EventRichard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
May 25th, 1521 (May 25 1521)EventThe Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.Martin Luther Quotes
May 25th, 1420 (May 25 1420)EventHenry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
May 25th, 1085 (May 25 1085)EventAlfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors.

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