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What Happened on May 25th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable in the European Union.
2018 Ireland votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment of their constitution that prohibits abortion in all but a few cases, choosing to replace it with the Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.
2013 Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.
2013 A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 18 people.
2012 The SpaceX Dragon 1 becomes the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station.
2011 Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her 25-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2009 North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device, after which Pyongyang also conducts several missile tests, building tensions in the international community.
2008 NASA's Phoenix lander touches down in the Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.
2002 China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait, with the loss of all 225 people on board.
2001 Erik Weihenmayer becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, with Dr. Sherman Bull.
2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon: Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (with the exception of the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 18 years after the invasion of 1982.
1999 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
1997 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koroma.
1986 The Hands Across America event takes place.
1985 Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
1982 Falklands War: HMS Coventry is sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawks.
1981 In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
1979 John Spenkelink, a convicted murderer, is executed in Florida; he is the first person to be executed in the state after the reintroduction of capital punishment in 1976.
1979 American Airlines Flight 191: A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.
1978 The first of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonates at Northwestern University resulting in minor injuries.
1977 Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is released in theaters.
1977 The Chinese government removes a decade-old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.
1973 In protest against the dictatorship in Greece, the captain and crew on Greek naval destroyer Velos mutiny and refuse to return to Greece, instead anchoring at Fiumicino, Italy.
1968 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is dedicated.
1966 Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
1963 The Organisation of African Unity is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1961 Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces, before a special joint session of the U.S. Congress, his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
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.
1955 First ascent of Mount Kangchenjunga: On the British Kangchenjunga expedition led by Charles Evans, Joe Brown and George Band reach the summit of the third-highest mountain in the world (8,586 meters); Norman Hardie and Tony Streather join them the following day.
1953 Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its 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.
1946 The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
1940 World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.
1938 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.
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.
1933 The Walt Disney Company cartoon Three Little Pigs premieres at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1926 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.
1925 Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching human evolution in Tennessee.
1914 The House of Commons of the United Kingdom passes the Home Rule Bill for devolution in Ireland.
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.
1895 The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Jingsong as its president.
1878 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
1865 In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
1833 The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
1819 The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
1810 May Revolution: Citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the "May Week", starting the Argentine War of Independence.
1809 Chuquisaca Revolution: Patriot revolt in Chuquisaca (modern-day Sucre) against the Spanish Empire, sparking the Latin American wars of independence.
1798 United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Carlow begins; executions of suspected rebels at Carnew and at Dunlavin Green take place.
1787 After a delay of 11 days, the United States Constitutional Convention formally convenes in Philadelphia after a quorum of seven states is secured.
1738 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1660 Charles II lands at Dover at the invitation of the Convention Parliament, which marks the end of the Cromwell-proclaimed Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and begins the Restoration of the British monarchy.
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.
1644 Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.
1521 The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1420 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1085 Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
567 Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
240 First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
Famous People Born on May 25

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Year Name
1982 Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner
1971 Stefano Baldini, Italian runner
1988 Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer
1887 Padre Pio, Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)
1963 Ludovic Orban, Romanian engineer and politician, 68th Prime Minister of Romania
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)
1948 Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
1982 Adam Boyd, English footballer
1900 Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
1661 Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)
Famous People Deaths On May 25

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Date Name
1927 Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1876)
1990 Vic Tayback, American actor (b. 1930)
1681 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600)
1957 Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (b. 1883)
1899 Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (b. 1822)
1261 Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185)
1595 Valens Acidalius, German poet and critic (b. 1567)
1085 Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020)
939 Yao Yanzhang, general of Chu
1919 Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)