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    • May 25, 1085 Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo back from the Moors.

    • May 25, 1085 "Castile's Alfonso VI takes Toledo, the Arab center of science falls into Christian hands
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    • May 25, 1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/Le¢n occupy Toledo on Moren

    • May 25, 1085 "Pope Gregory VII dies at Salerno; Henry IV extends the ""Peace of God"" over the entire Holy Roman Empire
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    • May 25, 1241 First attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany

    • May 25, 1420 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.

    • May 25, 1521 "The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw."

    • 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 English Lord Protector

    • May 25, 1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragan‡a

    • May 25, 1720 """Le Grand St Antoine"" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000"

    • May 25, 1721 John Copson becomes America's first 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, 1787 "Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding"

    • May 25, 1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is first US Roman Catholic priest ordained

    • May 25, 1810 "In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy during the Semana de Mayo."

    • May 25, 1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela

    • May 25, 1825 American Unitarian Association founded

    • May 25, 1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ

    • May 25, 1862 Battle of Winchester VA

    • May 25, 1864 Battle of New Hope Church GA

    • May 25, 1865 "In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes."

    • May 25, 1868 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins vs Surrey Gentlemen

    • May 25, 1870 "Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Qu‚bec"

    • May 25, 1878 "Gilbert & Sullivans opera ""HMS Pinafore"" premieres in London"

    • May 25, 1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

    • May 25, 1895 Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite

    • May 25, 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."

    • May 25, 1895 "The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president."

    • May 25, 1898 First US troop transport to Manila leaves San Fransisco

    • May 25, 1900 "Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in the Olympics"

    • May 25, 1901 River Plate was founded to become one of the most successful teams in Argentina.

    • May 25, 1911 Revolution in M‚xico overthrows President Jos‚ Porfirio Diaz

    • May 25, 1914 The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.

    • May 25, 1915 "Second Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties"

    • May 25, 1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump

    • May 25, 1923 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader

    • May 25, 1926 "Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic."

    • May 25, 1926 Sholom Schwarzband kills exiled Ukrainian Nationalist leader Simon Petlura.

    • May 25, 1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)

    • May 25, 1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is first woman to fly Atlantic Ocean

    • May 25, 1935 "Babe Ruth hits his 714th and last home run at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, setting a baseball record that will stand for 39 years."

    • May 25, 1935 "Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates"

    • May 25, 1935 Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour

    • May 25, 1935 "Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan."

    • May 25, 1936 "The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins."

    • May 25, 1937 First airmail letter to circle the globe returns to New York

    • May 25, 1938 "Spanish Civil War: Bombing of Alicante, 313 deaths."

    • May 25, 1940 Golden Gate International Expo reopens

    • May 25, 1941 "5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India"

    • May 25, 1941 Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for first time in 1941

    • May 25, 1943 Riot at Mobile AL shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers

    • May 25, 1943 Trident conference in Washington DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)

    • May 25, 1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia

    • May 25, 1945 Arther C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit

    • May 25, 1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan

    • May 25, 1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day)

    • May 25, 1946 The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their king.

    • May 25, 1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Company's Mine #5 killing 111

    • May 25, 1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

    • May 25, 1950 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC

    • May 25, 1951 New York Giant Willie Mays first major league game (goes 0 for 5)

    • May 25, 1952 "USS Iowa bombards Chongjin, Korea."

    • May 25, 1953 "Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test."

    • May 25, 1953 "The first atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat NV"

    • May 25, 1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall KS & most of Blackwell OK

    • May 25, 1959 Khrushchev visits Angola

    • May 25, 1959 Supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional

    • May 25, 1961 "Apollo program: U.S. president John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a ""man on the moon"" before the end of the decade."

    • May 25, 1961 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

    • May 25, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Temperance Seven - You're Driving Me Crazy

    • May 25, 1962 "Isley Brothers release ""Twist & Shout"""

    • May 25, 1962 US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week

    • May 25, 1963 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket

    • May 25, 1963 "In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established."

    • May 25, 1963 "Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia"

    • May 25, 1964 "16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore"

    • May 25, 1964 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis

    • May 25, 1964 Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut

    • May 25, 1965 Dave Davies of the Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage

    • May 25, 1965 India & Pakistan border fights

    • May 25, 1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in first round for heavyweight boxing title

    • May 25, 1966 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die

    • May 25, 1966 The first prominent DaZiBao during the Cultural Revolution in China was posted at Peking University.

    • May 25, 1967 "Celtic F.C. become the first British and non-Latin side to win the European Champions' Cup in the Lisbon Lions 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in Lisbon, Portugal."

    • May 25, 1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon

    • May 25, 1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce

    • May 25, 1968 """Unicorn"" by The Irish Rovers hits #7"

    • May 25, 1968 Fire Support Base Balmoral in Vietnam reinforced with Centurion tanks

    • May 25, 1968 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated

    • May 25, 1969 """Midnight Cowboy"" released with an X rating"

    • May 25, 1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup

    • May 25, 1973 Argentine Peronist Hector C mpora installed as president

    • May 25, 1973 "Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN. (commanding), CDR Joseph P. Kerwin, USN and CDR Paul J. Weitz, USN. During the 28 day mission of 404 orbits, the craft rendezvoused with Skylab to make repairs and conduct science experiments. Recovery by USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)"

    • May 25, 1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich

    • May 25, 1977 """Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany"" released"

    • May 25, 1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election

    • May 25, 1977 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome

    • May 25, 1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is released

    • May 25, 1978 """Star Wars"" released"

    • May 25, 1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275

    • May 25, 1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt

    • May 25, 1980 """Musical Chairs"" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances"

    • May 25, 1981 Al Unser becomes first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified

    • May 25, 1981 "Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours"

    • May 25, 1981 "In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates."

    • May 25, 1982 "Ferguson Jenkins becomes the 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters"

    • May 25, 1982 HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.

    • May 25, 1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar

    • May 25, 1982 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad

    • May 25, 1983 """Return of the Jedi"" (Star Wars 3) released"

    • May 25, 1983 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357

    • May 25, 1983 First National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed

    • May 25, 1985 "Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people."

    • May 25, 1985 "Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed"

    • May 25, 1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida

    • May 25, 1986 "Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed"

    • May 25, 1986 Hands Across America - 7 million people hold hands from California to New York

    • May 25, 1986 "Hands Across America, a benefit event, takes place."

    • May 25, 1986 "Kansas City Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit"

    • May 25, 1986 Virgilio Barco elected President of Colombia

    • May 25, 1988 PSV wins Europe Cup

    • May 25, 1989 Eastern Airlines graduates its first class of non-union pilots

    • May 25, 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

    • May 25, 1991 """People Are Still Having Sex"" by LaTour hits #35"

    • May 25, 1991 "Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews"

    • May 25, 1992 "Jay Leno becomes permanent host of ""The Tonight Show"""

    • May 25, 1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected President of Italy

    • May 25, 1995 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.

    • May 25, 1996 "Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American"

    • May 25, 1997 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

    • May 25, 2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.

    • May 25, 2001 "32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest."

    • May 25, 2002 "A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people."

    • May 25, 2002 China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

    • May 25, 2003 Nstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.

    • May 25, 2005 Liverpool football club win theUefa Champions League for the 5th time. The most times for a British club.

    • May 25, 2007 The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.







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