What happened this day in history May 25

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

  • 1420
    Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
  • 1819
    The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
  • 1865
    In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
  • 1953
    Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
  • 1966
    Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
  • 1966
    The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
  • 1973
    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.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 25?

  • 1882
    Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
  • 1898
    Bennett Cerf, American publisher and TV personality (d. 1971)
  • 1921
    Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
  • 1931
    Irwin Winkler, American film producer and director
  • 1943
    John Palmer, British musician (Family)
  • 1946
    David A. Hargrave, American writer and role-playing games designer (d. 1988)
  • 1964
    David Shaw, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Karthik Sivakumar, Indian actor
  • 1980
    Joe King, American musician (The Fray)
  • 1982
    Adam Boyd, English footballer

Who died on May 25?

  • 709
    Aldhelm, English Christian saint, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (b. c. 639)
  • 992
    Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Poland (b. c. 935)
  • 1555
    Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (b. 1508)
  • 1595
    Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  • 1789
    Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  • 1926
    Symon Petliura, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1879)
  • 1965
    Aleck “Rice” Miller, American blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player, known as Sonny Boy Williamson (II) (b. 1908)
  • 2010
    Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • 2011
    Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)

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