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 145th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 12, 2023 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 28,082,880 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 ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ 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 261 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 3,807 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 25 Historical Events
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
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.
A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
Who were born on May 25?
Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
Bennett Cerf, American publisher and TV personality (d. 1971)
Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
Irwin Winkler, American film producer and director
John Palmer, British musician (Family)
David A. Hargrave, American writer and role-playing games designer (d. 1988)
David Shaw, Canadian ice hockey player
Karthik Sivakumar, Indian actor
Joe King, American musician (The Fray)
Adam Boyd, English footballer
Who died on May 25?
Aldhelm, English Christian saint, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (b. c. 639)
Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Poland (b. c. 935)
Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (b. 1508)
Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
Symon Petliura, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1879)
Aleck “Rice” Miller, American blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player, known as Sonny Boy Williamson (II) (b. 1908)
Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player & football coach (b. 1925)
Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
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