Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on May 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 25 is the 146th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 12, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,464,134,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontahexagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 248 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,251 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 25 Historical Events

  • 1420
    Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
  • 1819
    The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
  • 1955
    First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Joe Brown and George Band.
  • 1966
    The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
  • 2001
    32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Who were born on May 25?

  • 1877
    Billy Murray, American singer (d. 1954)
  • 1925
    Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1935
    Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
  • 1984
    Marion Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
  • 1985
    Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress

Who died on May 25?

  • 1555
    Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (b. 1508)
  • 1927
    Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • 1983
    Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 1986
    Chester Bowles, American Democratic politician (b. 1901)
  • 2002
    Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926)

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