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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

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

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

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

1973George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

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

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

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

May 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)

1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

1926Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1969Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

May 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 25th

1898Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1901Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

1957NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

1965Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

May 25th Weddings
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May 25th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 25th

1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

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