Historical Events on 25th May

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1085 - King Alfonso VI of Castily/Leon occupy Toledo on Moren
1241 - 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1420 - Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1521 - Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1522 - Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
1632 - Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
1659 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory.
1660 - King Charles II of England lands in Dover
1720 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1721 - John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
1738 - A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1784 - Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1787 - Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding
1793 - Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
1810 - The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
1810 - In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo.
1825 - American Unitarian Association founded
1837 - The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
Physicist Christian DopplerPhysicist Christian Doppler 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
1861 - John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ
1862 - Battle of Winchester VA
1864 - Battle of New Hope Church, GA
1868 - Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
1870 - Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec
1876 - 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
1876 - 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
1878 - Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London
1887 - Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
1895 - 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde 1895 - Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency
1895 - The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president.
1898 - 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
1899 - 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1900 - Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
1904 - 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
1906 - After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
1911 - Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
1914 - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill
1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
1915 - Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0
1919 - Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1922 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1923 - Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1926 - Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
1927 - Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
1932 - Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
1934 - Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres
1935 - Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1935 - Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US
1936 - The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
1937 - 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY
1938 - Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
1939 - Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president
1940 - German troops conquer Boulogne
1940 - Golden Gate International Exposition reopens
1941 - 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1941 - Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1943 - Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1943 - Trident conference in Washington, DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)
1944 - Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
1945 - Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
1946 - Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1947 - Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
1948 - 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan 1948 - SF receives its 1st telecast
1949 - Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1950 - Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
1951 - NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
1953 - 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1953 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
1953 - Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
1955 - Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1957 - "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
1959 - Khrushchev visits Angola
1959 - US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1960 - George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
1961 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
1961 - President Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
1962 - Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1962 - US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
1963 - "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
1963 - Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
1963 - Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963 - Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
1964 - 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
1964 - Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses" premieres in NYC
1964 - Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
1964 - Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 1965 - Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
1965 - India & Pakistan border fights
1965 - Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch
1965 - Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
1966 - Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1967 - Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
1967 - John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce
1968 - BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
1968 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny ListonBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston 1968 - Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1968 - Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1968 - Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
1969 - "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1969 - Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1970 - 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
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
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 1972 - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Peronist Hector Campora installed as president of Argentina
1973 - Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Enschede
1973 - George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK
1973 - US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1975 - 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
1975 - Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
1975 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
1975 - Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h)
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1977 - "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1977 - "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV
1977 - Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977 - Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV") released
1978 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
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
1979 - Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
Actress Sigourney WeaverActress Sigourney Weaver 1979 - "Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released
1980 - "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
1980 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980 - Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
1980 - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h)
1981 - Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
1981 - Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
1981 - Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
MLB Outfielder Carl YastrzemskiMLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski 1981 - Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
1982 - Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 - Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1982 - STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI) released
1983 - 1st US National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983 - Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357
1983 - France performs nuclear test
1983 - Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
1984 - Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
1984 - Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1985 - Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1985 - Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1986 - 30,000,000 people watch "Live Aid", a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine
1986 - 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986 - Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986 - Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1986 - KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
1986 - Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1986 - Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
1988 - PSV wins Europe Cup
1989 - Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
1989 - Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
1989 - Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989 - Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989 - Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al YankovicParody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic 1991 - "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
1991 - Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1991 - Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
1992 - Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
1992 - NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
1992 - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
1994 - Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
1994 - Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game
NHL Legend Mark MessierNHL Legend Mark Messier 1995 - The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.
1996 - Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1997 - Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
1997 - David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas
1997 - Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
1997 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
1997 - Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
1997 - A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
MLB Center Fielder Kirby PuckettMLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett 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.
2001 - 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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.
2003 - Indianapolis 500: Gil de Ferran wins in 3:11:56.989 (251.526 km/h)
2007 - The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.
2008 - Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h)
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
Talk show host Oprah WinfreyTalk show host Oprah Winfrey 2011 - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2011 - 46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins
2012 - Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province
2012 - A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station
2013 - 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan
2013 - Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Final
2013 -  Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80
Singer-songwriter Taylor SwiftSinger-songwriter Taylor Swift 2014 - Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
2014 - Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

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