About May 25

May 25, 2024 is the 146th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 249 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 25

  • 240 BC
    First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
  • 1085
    Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors.
  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
  • 1659
    Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
  • 1738
    A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
  • 1810
    May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
  • 1837
    The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
  • 1895
    The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
  • 1914
    The United Kingdom’s House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
  • 1926
    Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People’s Republic.
  • 1936
    The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
  • 1938
    Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 1946
    The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1962
    The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
  • 1982
    HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
  • 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.

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