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1521Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers

1660King Charles II of England lands in Dover

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

1895Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency

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

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

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

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

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

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

1959Khrushchev visits Angola

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

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

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

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1973George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

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

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

1986KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

1989Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

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

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
May 25, 1085
King Alfonso VI of Castily/Leon occupy Toledo on Moren 
May 25, 1241
1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
May 25, 1420
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 
May 25, 1521
Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers 
May 25, 1522
Emperor Karel I returns to Spain 
May 25, 1632
Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen 
May 25, 1659
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory. 
May 25, 1660
King Charles II of England lands in Dover 
May 25, 1720
The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 
May 25, 1721
John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent 
May 25, 1738
A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners. 
May 25, 1784
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek 
May 25, 1787
Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding 
May 25, 1793
Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained 
May 25, 1810
The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina 
May 25, 1810
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo. 
May 25, 1825
American Unitarian Association founded 
May 25, 1837
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom. 
May 25, 1842
Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague 
May 25, 1844
1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot 
May 25, 1861
John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ 
May 25, 1862
Battle of Winchester VA 
May 25, 1864
Battle of New Hope Church, GA 
May 25, 1868
Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen 
May 25, 1870
Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec 
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