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
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
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.
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.
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
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.
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?
Rash Behari Bose, Indian revolutionary (d. 1945)
Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-born novelist
Julian Clary, British television personality
Molly Sims, American model and actress
Clifton Williams, American Designer of TripIt
Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice-hockey player
Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic beauty pageant constestant (Miss World 2005)
Gabby Soleil, American actress
Who died on May 25?
Aldhelm, English Christian saint, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (b. c. 639)
Pope Alexander IV
John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (b. 1929)
Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926)
J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)
Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player & football coach (b. 1925)
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