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Historical Events on 25th May, What Happened on May 25th This Day in History

2013:A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 17 children and injuring 7 others.
2013:Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.
2012:The Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.
2011:Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2009:North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
2008:NASA's Phoenix lander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.
2002:China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.
2001:Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2000:Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
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.
1997:A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
1986:Hands Across America takes place.
1985:Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
1982:HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
1981:In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
1979:Etan Patz, who is six years old, disappears from the street just two blocks away from his home in New York City, prompting an international search for the child, and causing the U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25 as National Missing Children
1979:American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.
1977:Chinese government removes a decade old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.
1977:Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.
1973:HNS Velos (D-16), while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
1968:Gateway Arch Saint Louis Gateway Arch is dedicated.
1967:Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland, becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.
1966:Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
1966:The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
1963:In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
1962:The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
1961:The biggest fire in Singapore history. The Bukit Ho Swee Fire
1961:Apollo program: The U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
1955:First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans. Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.
1955:In 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.
1953:The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
1953:Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
1950:Public Transport: Green Hornet disaster. A Chicago Surface Lines streetcar crashes into a fuel truck, killing 33.
1946:The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
1940:World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne
1938:Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
1936:The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
1935:Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1926:Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.
1925:Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.
1914:The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
1895:The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
1895:The playwright, 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.
1878:Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
1865:In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
1837:The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
1833:The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
1819:The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
1810:May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
1809:Chuquisaca Revolution: a group of patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.
1798:United Irishmen Rebellion: The Carnew massacre, Dunlavin massacre and Carlow massacre take place.
1738:A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1659:Richard 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.
1644:Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.
1521:The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1420:Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1085:Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
567:Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
240:First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

May 25 Birthdays, Who born on May 25th


1995 Gabby Soleil (American actress)
1994 Aly Raisman (American gymnast)
1991 Jillian Wheeler (American singer-songwriter and actress)
1990 Nikita Filatov (Russian ice hockey player)
1989 Karel Tammjärv (Estonian skier)
1988 Elle Fowler (American blogger)
1988 JJ Hamblett (English singer (Union J))
1988 Cameron van der Burgh (South African swimmer)
1987 Timothy Derijck (Belgian footballer)
1987 Moritz Stehling (German footballer)
1986 Lauren Crace (English actress)
1986 Edewin Fanini (Brazilian footballer)
1986 Yoan Gouffran (French footballer)
1986 Neon Hitch (English singer-songwriter)
1986 Geraint Thomas (Welsh cyclist)
1986 Juri Ueno (Japanese actress)
1985 Luciana Abreu (Portuguese singer and actress (2B))
1985 Demba Ba (French footballer)
1985 Gert Kams (Estonian footballer)
1985 Roman Reigns (American football player and wrestler)
1985 Alexis Texas (American pornographic actress)
1984 Luke Ball (Australian footballer)
1984 Kyle Brodziak (Canadian ice hockey player)
1984 A. J. Foyt IV (American race car driver)
1984 Kostas Martakis (Greek singer)
1984 Shawne Merriman (American football player)
1984 Marion Raven (Norwegian singer-songwriter and actress (M2M))
1984 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir (Icelandic model and actress)
1983 Tiago Cardoso Fonseca Brazilian footballer ()
1983 Kunal Khemu (Indian actor)
1983 Aleksandr Petrov (Estonian ice hockey player)
1982 Adam Boyd (English footballer)
1982 Daniel Braaten (Norwegian footballer)
1982 Ryan Gallant (American skateboarder)
1982 Roger Guerreiro (Polish footballer)
1982 Jason Kubel (American baseball player)
1982 Stacey Pensgen (American figure skater and meteorologist)
1982 Luke Webster (Australian footballer)
1981 Michalis Pelekanos (Greek basketball player)
1980 Jae Hee (South Korean actor)
1980 Joe King (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Fray))
1980 David Navarro (Spanish footballer)
1979 Carlos Bocanegra (American soccer player)
1979 Sayed Moawad (Egyptian footballer)
1979 Caroline Ouellette (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1979 Sam Sodje (English-Nigerian footballer)
1979 Jonny Wilkinson (English rugby player)
1978 Brian Urlacher (American football player)
1977 Andre Anis (Estonian footballer)
1977 Karthi (Indian actor)
1977 Alberto Del Rio (Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler)
1976 Tarik Glenn (American football player)
1976 Cillian Murphy (Irish-English actor)
1976 Sandra Nasić (German singer (Guano Apes))
1976 Erki Pütsep (Estonian cyclist)
1976 Marcelo José da Silva (Brazilian footballer)
1976 Ethan Suplee (American actor)
1976 Miguel Zepeda (Mexican footballer)
1975 Blaise Nkufo (Congolese-Swiss footballer)
1974 Frank Klepacki (American drummer and composer (Home Cookin' and I Am))
1974 Miguel Tejada (Dominican-American baseball player)
1974 Dougie Freedman (Scottish footballer and manager)
1973 Daz Dillinger (American rapper and producer (Tha Dogg Pound))
1973 Demetri Martin (American comedian)
1973 Molly Sims (American model and actress)
1972 Karan Johar (Indian actor)
1971 Marco Cappato (Italian politician)
1971 Justin Henry (American actor)
1970 Sandra Dopfer (Austrian tennis player)
1970 Joey Eischen (American baseball player and coach)
1970 Lindsay Greenbush (American actress)
1970 Jamie Kennedy (American actor)
1970 Satsuki Yukino (Japanese voice actress)
1969 Glen Drover (Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth)
1969 Anne Heche (American actress)
1969 Stacy London (American journalist and author)
1968 Kendall Gill (American basketball player)
1967 Poppy Z. Brite (American author)
1966 Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands ()
1965 Yahya Jammeh (Gambian colonel and politician)
1964 Ivan Bella (Slovak colonel)
1964 David Shaw (Canadian-American ice hockey player)
1964 Ray Stevenson (Irish-English actor)
1963 George Hickenlooper (American director and producer (d. 2010))
1963 Mike Myers (Canadian-American actor)
1963 Eha Rünne (Estonian shot putter and discus thrower)
1962 Ric Nattress (Canadian ice hockey player)
1960 Amy Klobuchar (American politician)
1960 Anthea Turner (English journalist and television host)
1959 Julian Clary (English comedian)
1959 Manolis Kefalogiannis (Greek politician)
1959 Rick Wamsley (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1958 Katerina Batzeli (Greek politician)
1958 Paul Weller (English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jam and The Style Council))
1957 Edward Lee (American author)
1957 Robert Picard (Canadian ice hockey player)
1957 Hillary B. Smith (American actress)
1956 Stavros Arnaoutakis (Greek politician)
1956 Tatsutoshi Goto (Japanese wrestler)
1956 Sugar Minott (Jamaican singer and producer (The African Brothers) (d. 2010))
1956 David P. Sartor (American composer and conductor)
1955 Alistair Burt (English politician)
1954 Murali (Indian actor (d. 2009))
1953 Eve Ensler (American playwright)
1953 Daniel Passarella (Argentinian footballer)
1953 Stan Sakai (Japanese-American author and illustrator)
1952 Jeffrey Bewkes (American businessman)
1952 Al Sarrantonio (American author)
1952 Gordon H. Smith (American politician)
1951 Bob Gale (American director)
1949 Jamaica Kincaid (Caribbean-American author)
1949 Joe Unger (American actor)
1949 Barry Windsor-Smith (English painter and illustrator)
1948 Klaus Meine (German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Scorpions))
1947 Mitch Margo (American singer-songwriter and producer (The Tokens))
1947 Karen Valentine (American actress)
1946 Bill Adam (Scottish-Canadian race car driver)
1946 David A. Hargrave (American game designer)
1944 Pierre Bachelet (French singer-songwriter (d. 2005))
1944 John Bunnell (American police officer)
1944 Robert MacPherson (American mathematician)
1944 Frank Oz (English-American puppeteer)
1943 Jessi Colter (American singer-songwriter and pianist)
1943 John Palmer (English keyboard player (Family)
1943 Leslie Uggams (American actress and singer)
1942 Ron Davies (Welsh footballer (d. 2013))
1941 Vladimir Voronin (Moldovan economist and politician)
1939 Dixie Carter (American actress (d. 2010))
1939 Ian McKellen (English actor)
1938 Raymond Carver (American author and poet (d. 1988))
1936 Tom T. Hall (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1936 Rusi Surti (Indian cricketer (d. 2013))
1935 Cookie Gilchrist (American football player (d. 2011))
1935 W. P. Kinsella (Canadian author)
1935 Victoria Shaw (Australian-American actress (d. 1988))
1933 Basdeo Panday (Trinidadian politician)
1933 Ray Spencer (English footballer)
1933 Jógvan Sundstein (Faroese politician)
1932 John Gregory Dunne (American author)
1932 K. C. Jones (American basketball player and coach)
1931 Georgy Grechko (Russian engineer and astronaut)
1931 Aili Jõgi (Estonian activist)
1931 Irwin Winkler (American director and producer)
1929 Warren Frost (American actor)
1929 Ann Robinson (American actress)
1929 Beverly Sills (American soprano (d. 2007))
1927 Robert Ludlum (American author (d. 2001))
1927 Norman Petty (American singer-songwriter)
1926 Claude Akins (American actor (d. 1994))
1926 Phyllis Gotlieb (Canadian author and poet (d. 2009))
1925 Rosario Castellanos (Mexican poet and author (d. 1974))
1925 Jeanne Crain (American actress and singer (d. 2003))
1925 Don Liddle (American baseball player (d. 2000))
1924 István Nyers (French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005))
1922 Enrico Berlinguer (Italian politician (d. 1984))
1922 Kitty Kallen (American singer)
1921 Hal David (American songwriter and composer (d. 2012))
1921 Jack Steinberger (German-Swiss physicist)
1917 Steve Cochran (American actor (d. 1965))
1917 Theodore Hesburgh (American priest)
1916 Brian Dickson (Canadian politician)
1913 Heinrich Bär (German pilot and colonel (d. 1957))
1913 Richard Dimbleby (English journalist (d. 1965))
1912 Princess Deokhye of Korea (d. 1989) ()
1912 Dean Rockwell (American commander)
1909 Alfred Kubel (German politician (d. 1999))
1909 Marie Menken (American actress)
1908 Theodore Roethke (American poet (d. 1963))
1907 U Nu (Burmese politician)
1903 Binnie Barnes (English-American actress and singer (d. 1998))
1900 Alain Grandbois (Canadian poet (d. 1975))
1899 Kazi Nazrul Islam (Indian flute player and poet (d. 1976))
1898 Bennett Cerf (American publisher)
1897 Gene Tunney (American boxer (d. 1978))
1889 Günther Lütjens (German admiral (d. 1941))
1889 Igor Sikorsky (Russian-American aircraft designer)
1888 Miles Malleson (English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969))
1887 Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian priest and saint (d. 1968))
1886 Rash Behari Bose (Indian activist (d. 1945))
1886 Philip Murray (Scottish-American labor leader (d. 1952))
1882 Marie Doro (American actress (d. 1956))
1880 Jean Alexandre Barré (French neurologist (d. 1967))
1879 Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook)
1879 Andrew Kennaway Henderson (English-New Zealand illustrator (d. 1960))
1879 William Stickney (American golfer (d. 1944))
1878 Bill Robinson (American actor and dancer (d. 1949))
1877 Billy Murray (American singer (d. 1954))
1867 Anders Peter Nielsen (Danish target shooter (d. 1950))
1865 John Mott (American evangelist)
1865 Pieter Zeeman (Dutch physicist)
1860 James McKeen Cattell (American psychologist (d. 1944))
1856 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (French general (d. 1942))
1852 William Muldoon (American wrestler (d. 1933))
1848 Johann Baptist Singenberger (Swiss composer)
1846 Naim Frashëri (Albanian poet (d. 1900))
1846 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (d. 1923) ()
1845 Lip Pike (American baseball player and manager (d. 1893))
1818 Jacob Burckhardt (Swiss historian (d. 1897))
1803 Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1st Baron Lytton)
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet and philosopher (d. 1882))
1783 Philip Pendleton Barbour (American politician)
1749 Gregorio Funes (Argentinian clergyman (d. 1829))
1725 Samuel Ward (American politician)
1713 John Stuart (3rd Earl of Bute)
1661 Claude Buffier (Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737))
1606 Charles Garnier (French missionary and saint (d. 1649))
1572 Maurice (Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1632))
1458 Mahmud Begada Indian sultan (d. 1511) ()
1334 Emperor Sukō (Japanese 3rd Pretender (d. 1398))
1048 Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085) ()

May 25 deaths, Who died on May 25th


2013 Gordon Berg (American politician (b. 1927))
2013 Harry Birrell (American journalist (b. 1928))
2013 Walt Budko (American basketball player and coach (b. 1925))
2013 Gene Burns (American radio host (b. 1940))
2013 Mahendra Karma (Indian politician (b. 1950))
2013 Jan Kinder (Norwegian ice hockey player (b. 1944))
2013 Marshall Lytle (American bass player and songwriter (Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars) (b. 1933))
2013 Nand Kumar Patel (Indian politician (b. 1953))
2013 T. M. Soundararajan (Indian singer (b. 1922))
2013 Jimmy Wray (Scottish politician (b. 1935))
2013 Lewis Yocum (American surgeon (b. 1947))
2012 R. Dilip (Indian actor (b. 1955))
2012 Keith Gardner (Jamaican sprinter (b. 1929))
2012 William Hanley (American author and screenwriter (b. 1931))
2012 Edoardo Mangiarotti (Italian fencer (b. 1919))
2012 Peter D. Sieruta (American author and critic (b. 1958))
2012 Beatrice Sparks (American therapist and author (b. 1917))
2012 Lou Watson (American basketball player and coach (b. 1924))
2011 Terry Jenner (Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1944))
2010 Alexander Belostenny (Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959))
2010 Michael H. Jordan (American businessman (b. 1936))
2010 Alan Hickinbotham (Australian footballer and coach (b. 1925))
2010 Silvius Magnago (Italian politician (b. 1914))
2010 Siphiwo Ntshebe (South African tenor (b. 1975))
2010 Gabriel Vargas (Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1915))
2010 Jarvis Williams (American football player and coach (b. 1965))
2009 Haakon Lie (Norwegian politician (b. 1905))
2008 J. R. Simplot (American businessman)
2008 Camu Tao (American rapper and producer (The Weathermen) (b. 1977))
2007 Laurie Bartram (American actress and dancer (b. 1958))
2007 Charles Nelson Reilly (American actor)
2006 Desmond Dekker (Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1941))
2005 Sunil Dutt (Indian actor)
2005 Robert Jankel (English businessman)
2005 Gregory Scott Johnson (American murderer (b. 1965))
2005 Graham Kennedy (Australian actor and writer (b. 1934))
2004 Roger Williams Straus (Jr.)
2003 Jeremy Michael Ward (American singer and guitarist (The Mars Volta and De Facto) (b. 1976))
2003 Sloan Wilson (American author (b. 1920))
2002 Pat Coombs (English actress (b. 1926))
2000 Nicholas Clay (English actor (b. 1946))
1996 Renzo De Felice (Italian historian (b. 1929))
1996 Bradley Nowell (American singer-songwriter)
1995 Dany Robin (French actress (b. 1927))
1993 Buddhadasa (Thai philosopher (b. 1906))
1990 Vic Tayback (American actor (b. 1930))
1986 Chester Bowles (American politician)
1983 Idris of Libya (b. 1889) ()
1983 Jean Rougeau (Canadian wrestler (b. 1925))
1983 Black Jack Stewart (Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1917))
1981 Fredric Warburg (English author and publisher (b. 1898))
1979 Itzhak Bentov (Czech-Israeli scientist)
1979 John Spenkelink (American murderer (b. 1949))
1977 Yevgenia Ginzburg (Russian author (b. 1904))
1970 Tom Patey (Scottish mountaineer and author (b. 1932))
1968 Georg von Küchler (German field marshal (b. 1881))
1965 Sonny Boy Williamson II (American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1908))
1957 Leo Goodwin (American swimmer)
1954 Robert Capa (Hungarian photographer and journalist (b. 1913))
1951 Paula von Preradović (Croatian poet (b. 1887))
1946 Marcel Petiot (French doctor and serial killer (b. 1897))
1943 Nils von Dardel (Swedish painter (b. 1888))
1942 Emanuel Feuermann (Austrian-American cellist (b. 1902))
1940 Joe De Grasse (Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1873))
1939 Frank Watson Dyson (English astronomer (b. 1868))
1934 Gustav Holst (English composer (b. 1874))
1930 Randall Davidson (Scottish archbishop (b. 1848))
1927 Payne Whitney (American businessman (b. 1876))
1926 Symon Petliura (Ukrainian politician (b. 1879))
1924 Lyubov Popova (Russian painter (b. 1889))
1919 Eliza Pollock (American archer (b. 1840))
1919 Madam C. J. Walker (American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1867))
1917 Maksim Bahdanovič (Belarusian poet and critic (b. 1891))
1912 Austin Lane Crothers (American politician)
1899 Rosa Bonheur (French painter and sculptor (b. 1822))
1849 Benjamin d'Urban (English general (b. 1777))
1848 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (German author and composer (b. 1797))
1805 William Paley (English philosopher (b. 1743))
1797 John Griffin (4th Baron Howard de Walden)
1789 Anders Dahl (Swedish botanist (b. 1751))
1786 Peter III of Portugal (b. 1717) ()
1741 Daniel Ernst Jablonski (German theologian (b. 1660))
1693 Madame de La Fayette (French author (b. 1634))
1681 Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600))
1667 Gustaf Bonde (Swedish politician)
1632 Adam Tanner (Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572))
1595 Valens Acidalius (German poet and critic (b. 1567))
1595 Philip Neri (Italian priest and saint (b. 1515))
1555 Gemma Frisius (Dutch physician)
1555 Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503) ()
1452 John Stafford (English archbishop)
1261 Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185) ()
1085 Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020) ()
992 Mieszko I of Poland (b. 935) ()
926 Li Cunxu (Emperor of Later Tang Dynasty (b. 885))
709 Aldhelm (English-Latin bishop)
675 Li Hong (prince of the Tang Dynasty (b. 652))
615 Pope Boniface IV (b. 550) ()