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.

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

  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
  • 1809
    Chuquisaca Revolution: a group of patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.
  • 1833
    The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
  • 1935
    Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 1938
    Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 1953
    Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • 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?

  • 1725
    Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
  • 1921
    Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
  • 1933
    Ray Spencer, English footballer
  • 1936
    Tom T. Hall, American singer and songwriter
  • 1951
    Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 1952
    Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • 1970
    Joey Eischen, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actress
  • 1980
    David Navarro, Spanish footballer
  • 1982
    Adam Boyd, English footballer

Who died on May 25?

  • 1452
    John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1805
    William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
  • 1899
    Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (b. 1822)
  • 1965
    Aleck “Rice” Miller, American blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player, known as Sonny Boy Williamson (II) (b. 1908)
  • 1981
    Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
  • 1986
    Chester Bowles, American Democratic politician (b. 1901)
  • 1996
    Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2000
    Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
  • 2010
    Michael H. Jordan, American businessman and Chief Executive Officer (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)

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