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

  • 240 BC
    First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1878
    Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
  • 1926
    Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People’s Republic.
  • 1935
    Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 1938
    Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1963
    In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
  • 1966
    Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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