About May 25

May 25, 2020 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.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

What Happened On May 25

  • 1798
    United Irishmen Rebellion: The Carnew massacre, Dunlavin massacre and Carlow massacre takes place.
  • 1865
    In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
  • 1878
    Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
  • 1895
    Playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
  • 1926
    Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People’s Republic.
  • 1946
    The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
  • 1951
    Future Hall of Famer Willie Mays was called up by the New York Giants from their farm team Minneapolis Millers. We went 0-5 in his first major league game.
  • 1953
    Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
  • 1953
    The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    In the United States, a night time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
  • 1966
    Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
  • 1977
    Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1982
    HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.

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