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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

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

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

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

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

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

1989Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

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

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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

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

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May 25th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 25th

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

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

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