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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for May 25th

  • Year 567 » Servius Tullius, the king of Ancient Rome called Rome, celebrates a Roman triumph or triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
  • Year 1085 » Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
  • Year 1420 » Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ (Portugal) or Order of Christ.
  • Year 1521 » The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
  • Year 1644 » Ming Dynasty named Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhai Pass e.g Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.
  • Year 1659 » Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the wikt:restoration known as restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republicanism known as republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
  • Year 1798 » Irish Rebellion of 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion: The Carnew massacre, Massacre of Dunlavin Green Dunlavin massacre and Battle of Carlow Carlow massacre take place.
  • Year 1809 » Chuquisaca Revolution: a group of Patriot (Spanish American Revolution) named patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.
  • Year 1810 » May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata known as Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the 'May Revolution May Week named May week', starting the Argentine War of Independence.
  • Year 1819 » The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is Promulgation or promulgated.
  • Year 1833 » The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
  • Year 1837 » The Rebellions of 1837 Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the United Kingdom British for Political freedom freedom.
  • Year 1865 » In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an Mobile magazine explosion called ordnance depot explodes.
  • Year 1895 » The playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of Labouchere Amendment or gross indecency with Homosexuality called other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
  • Year 1895 » The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its List of rulers of Taiwan Republic of Formosa .281895.29 named president.
  • Year 1935 » Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and field known as Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Year 1936 » The Remington Rand strike of 1936–1937 e.g Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
  • Year 1938 » Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • Year 1940 » World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division (Wehrmacht) named 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 (1940) known as Battle of Boulogne.
  • Year 1946 » The parliament of Jordan called Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
  • Year 1950 » Public Transport: Green Hornet disaster. A Chicago Surface Lines streetcar crashes into a fuel truck, killing 33.
  • Year 1953 » Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
  • Year 1953 » The first List of public-access TV stations in the United States called public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
  • Year 1955 » First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans (mountaineer) named Charles Evans. Joe Brown (climber) or Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by N
  • Year 1955 » In the United States, a night-time Fujita scale e.g 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.
  • Year 1961 » Apollo program: The President of the United States named U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the United States Congress called Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the
  • Year 1961 » The Bukit Ho Swee Fire, the biggest fire in Singapore history.
  • Year 1962 » The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
  • Year 1963 » In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
  • Year 1966 » The first prominent Big-character poster known as dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
  • Year 1966 » Explorer program: 'Explorer 32' launches.
  • Year 1967 » Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland, becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the 1967 European Cup Final named European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.
  • Year 1968 » Gateway Arch Saint Louis Gateway Arch is dedicated.
  • Year 1973 » HNS Velos (D-16), while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 called dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1981 » In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Year 1982 » HMS Coventry (D118) or HMS 'Coventry' is sunk during the Falklands War.
  • Year 1985 » Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
  • Year 1986 » Hands Across America takes place.
  • Year 1990 » Back to the Future Part III was released.
  • Year 1997 » A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
  • Year 2000 » Liberation Day (Lebanon) Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanon Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first Operation Litani invasion in 1978.
  • Year 2001 » Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • Year 2002 » China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.
  • Year 2009 » North Korea allegedly tests 2009 North Korean nuclear test named its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
  • Year 2011 » Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.
  • Year 2012 » The Dragon spacecraft became the COTS Demo Flight 2 or first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.
  • Year 2013 » Suspected Naxalite named Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley named an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.

World History for the Month of May