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 146th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 12, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,506,080 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 263 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 2,712 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.
  • 1833
    The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
  • 1967
    Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.
  • 1979
    American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
  • 1985
    Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
  • 1999
    The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
  • 2000
    Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.

Who were born on May 25?

  • 1886
    Rash Behari Bose, Indian revolutionary (d. 1945)
  • 1921
    Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
  • 1949
    Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-born novelist
  • 1959
    Julian Clary, British television personality
  • 1973
    Molly Sims, American model and actress
  • 1976
    Clifton Williams, American Designer of TripIt
  • 1979
    Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
  • 1979
    Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1984
    Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic beauty pageant constestant (Miss World 2005)
  • 1995
    Gabby Soleil, American actress

Who died on May 25?

  • 709
    Aldhelm, English Christian saint, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (b. c. 639)
  • 1261
    Pope Alexander IV
  • 1452
    John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1797
    John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
  • 1912
    Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
  • 1983
    Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 1996
    Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2002
    Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)
  • 2010
    Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player & football coach (b. 1925)

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