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, 24,402,240 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 1865
    In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
  • 1895
    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.
  • 1961
    Apollo program: 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.
  • 1962
    The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.

Who were born on May 25?

  • 1927
    Robert Ludlum, American writer (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Warren Frost, American actor
  • 1932
    W. P. Kinsella, Canadian writer
  • 1974
    Frank Klepacki, American musician
  • 1995
    Gabby Soleil, American actress

Who died on May 25?

  • 615
    Pope Boniface IV (b. c. 550)
  • 1681
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600)
  • 1899
    Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (b. 1822)
  • 2005
    Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player & football coach (b. 1925)

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