About May 25

May 25, 2021 is the 145th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On May 25

  • 567 BC
    Servius Tullius, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
  • 1966
    The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    HNS Velos (D-16), while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
  • 2011
    Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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