25 May

25 May

May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 220 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Towel Day
  • National Tap Dance Day
  • Geek Pride Day
  • National Wine Day
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – May 25

2002: A China Airlines jumbo jet breaks apart in mid-air

The Boeing 747 aircraft crashed into the Taiwan Strait, leaving no survivors among the 225 people on board. The accident was caused by improper repairs 22 years earlier, and the airplane was far beyond the serviceable life recommended by Boeing in terms of the number of flights, total hours in the air, and the number of years in service.

1979: American Airlines flight 191 crashes shortly after takeoff

The photo showing the lopsided DC-10 hurtling towards the ground at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago is one of the most horrifying images in aviation history. All 258 people on board died.

1979: Etan Patz disappears

The disappearance and murder of the 6-year-old boy from New York City and the extensive publicity it received helped spark the missing children’s movement.

1977: The first Star Wars film is released

George Lucas’ epic space opera is one of the most popular works in movie history.

1963: 32 African countries form a coalition against white rule

The Organisation of African Unity was founded to promote decolonization and end white minority governments in Africa. The OAU was replaced by the African Union in 2002.

1937: XV International Brigade in Spain, 1937

XV International Brigade in Spain, 1937

1916: September, 1916. WW I. “Kron Prinz Wilhelm”, German ship interned and in tow in U.S. waters.

September, 1916. WW I. “Kron Prinz Wilhelm”, German ship interned and in tow in U.S. waters.

1912: 1912, one of the first colored photos. Sergej Prokudin-Gorskij took a photo of himself with 3 different (black and white) cameras, each one having a different colored lens: one red, one green, one blue. By then projecting each photo on top of another, the result was a colored photo.

1912, one of the first colored photos. Sergej Prokudin-Gorskij took a photo of himself with 3 different (black and white) cameras, each one having a different colored lens: one red, one green, one blue. By then projecting each photo on top of another, the result was a colored photo.

In the XVII century, when Alexander Peden was declared a criminal, he had to go into hiding. Then he came up with the idea of wearing a mask and a wig so as not to attract attention.

In the XVII century, when Alexander Peden was declared a criminal, he had to go into hiding. Then he came up with the idea of wearing a mask and a wig so as not to attract attention.

“Federal picket post near Atlanta, Georgia.”

“Federal picket post near Atlanta, Georgia.”

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, May 25

1979: Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player

1976: Cillian Murphy, Irish/English actor

1974: Frank Klepacki, American drummer, composer

1899: Kazi Nazrul Islam, Indian flute player, poet

1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet, philosopher

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, May 25

2006: Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer-songwriter

2005: Graham Kennedy, Australian actor

1934: Gustav Holst, English composer

1848: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German author, composer

992: Mieszko I of Poland


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