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1935Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1979"Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released

1959Khrushchev visits Angola

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

1842Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

1521Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers

1895Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency

1927Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford

1941Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1981Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

194830th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

1951NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

201146th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

1965Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

1660King Charles II of England lands in Dover

1994Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game

1989Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

196416th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1961JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

1922Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump

1973George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

May 25th Historical Events
Date Event
1085
King Alfonso VI of Castily/Leon occupy Toledo on Moren 
1241
1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
1420
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 
1521
Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers 
1522
Emperor Karel I returns to Spain 
1632
Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen 
1659
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory. 
1660
King Charles II of England lands in Dover 
1720
The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 
1721
John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent 
1738
A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners. 
1784
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek 
1787
Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding 
1793
Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained 
1810
The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina 
1810
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo. 
1825
American Unitarian Association founded 
1837
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom. 
1842
Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague 
1844
1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot 
1861
John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ 
1862
Battle of Winchester VA 
1864
Battle of New Hope Church, GA 
1868
Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen 
1870
Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec 
1876
1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14) 
1876
4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75 
1878
Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London 
1887
Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die 
1895
20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5 
1895
Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency 
1895
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president. 
1898
1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF 
1899
33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23 
1900
Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics 
1904
38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6 
1906
After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0 
1911
Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz 
1914
British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill 
1915
2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties 
1915
Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0 
1919
Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap 
1922
Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump 
1923
Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader 
1926
Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic. 
1927
Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford 
1932
Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney 
1934
Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres 
1935
Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates 
1935
Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US 
1936
The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins. 
1937
1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY 
1938
Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths. 
1939
Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president 
1940
German troops conquer Boulogne 
1940
Golden Gate International Exposition reopens 
1941
5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India 
1941
Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941 
1943
Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers 
1943
Trident conference in Washington, DC (operation plan '43 against Japan) 
1944
Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia 
1945
Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit 
1946
Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan 
1947
Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111 
1948
30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis 
1948
SF receives its 1st telecast 
1949
Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai 
1950
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC 
1951
NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5) 
1953
1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada 
1953
1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas 
1953
Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row 
1955
Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla 
1956
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas 
1957
"Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances 
1959
Khrushchev visits Angola 
1959
US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional 
1960
George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR 
1961
JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade 
1961
NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m 
1961
President Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon 
1962
Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout" 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric) 
1962
US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week 
1963
"Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances 
1963
Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game 
1963
Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket 
1963
Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia 
1964
16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win 
1964
Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses" premieres in NYC 
1964
Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis 
1964
Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut 
1965
Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage 
1965
India & Pakistan border fights 
1965
Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch 
1965
Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo 
1966
Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die 
1967
Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon 
1967
John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce 
1968
BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich 
1968
BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill 
1968
Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated 
1968
Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash" 
1968
Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7 
1969
"Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating 
1969
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
1969
Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup 
1970
3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers 
1972
Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander 
1972
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1973
Peronist Hector Campora installed as president of Argentina 
1973
Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Enschede 
1973
George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK 
1973
US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz 
1975
29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games 
1975
Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0 
1975
Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic 
1975
Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h) 
1977
"Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released 
1977
"Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV 
1977
Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election 
1977
Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome 
1977
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1977
Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV") released 
1978
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2 
1979
American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground 
1979
Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt 
1979
Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4 
1979
"Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released 
1980
"Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances 
1980
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1980
Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8") 
1980
Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h) 
1981
Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified 
1981
Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron) 
1981
Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours 
1981
Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits 
1982
Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters 
1982
Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar 
1982
STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad 
1983
"Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI) released 
1983
1st US National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed 
1983
Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357 
1983
France performs nuclear test 
1983
Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs 
1984
Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins 
1984
Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner 
1985
Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire) 
1985
Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed 
1986
30,000,000 people watch "Live Aid", a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine 
1986
95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida 
1986
Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed 
1986
Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY 
1986
KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit 
1986
Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1986
Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia 
1988
PSV wins Europe Cup 
1989
Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots 
1989
Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson 
1989
Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union 
1989
Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2 
1989
Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy" 
1991
"People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35 
1991
Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews 
1991
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2 
1992
Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show" 
1992
NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7 
1992
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy 
1994
Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated 
1994
Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game 
1995
The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla. 
1996
Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American 
1997
Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic 
1997
David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas 
1997
Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform # 
1997
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic 
1997
Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games 
1997
A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah. 
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. 
2001
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 
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. 
2003
Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis. 
2003
Indianapolis 500: Gil de Ferran wins in 3:11:56.989 (251.526 km/h) 
2007
The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time. 
2008
Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h) 
2009
North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community. 
2009
Thailand's economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2009, contracting the most in a decade and plunging the nation into recession 
2011
Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show. 
2011
46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins 
2012
Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province 
2012
A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station 
2013
17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan 
2013
Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Final 
2013
 Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80 
2014
Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine 
2014
Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania 
2016
Asia Pacific|Taliban Confirm Death of Leader, Mullah Mansour, in US Drone Strike 
2016
Protesters Throw Rocks at Police Horses Outside Trump Rally in Albuquerque 
2016
Ten killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital 
2016
Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change 
2016
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death 
2016
Monsanto rejects $62bn offer from Bayer 
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