May 25 Events in History - May 25 Birthdays - May 25 Deaths
2015 Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel, is sentenced to eight months in prison after new evidence emerges proving corruption charges for which he had been acquitted three years ago
2014 Pope Francis invites Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to pray with him for peace; both leaders accept the invitation
2014 Businessman Petro Poroshenko wins the Ukraine's presidential election; election turnout was strong despite the nation's internal conflicts with separatist groups, who kept many voting locations closed in the eastern part of the country
2013 The 50th anniversary of te Africa Union is celebrated
2013 An Apple I computer is sold for $617,000 at auction
2012 The newly-elected President of France, Francois Hollande, makes a surprise visit to see the French troops in Afghanistan
2012 The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, docks with the International Space Station when it completes docking at 12:02pm EDT
2011 Germany determines it must shut down part of its airspace as volcanic ash from Iceland's Grisvotn eruption spreads through northern Europe
2011 French Minister of Finance, Christine Lagarde, declares her candidacy as head of the International Monetary Fund
2009 North Korea announces a successful nuclear test in North Hamgyong, the U.N. Security Council condems the test
2008 NASA's Phoenix spacecraft lands in the polar region on Mars
2002 China Airlines flight 611 crashes near Taiwan, killing 225, crash probably due to structural failure
1997 Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
1997 David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Ft. Worth Texas
1997 Indianapolis 500 race
1997 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform number
1997 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
1997 Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father and son to win 100 games
1996 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
1992 New York Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
1991 "People Are Still Having Sex," by LaTour hits #35
1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1991 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota North Star, 4 games to 2
1989 Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
1989 Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1988 PSV wins Europe Cup
1986 30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert
1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986 Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from California to New York
1986 Kansas City Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
1986 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1986 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
1985 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1984 Detroit Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
1984 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1983 1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
1983 France performs nuclear test
1983 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park home runs
1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1982 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial and Aaron)
1981 Daniel Goodwin, climbs Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
1981 Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
1980 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 15 performances
1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1979 Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
1978 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1977 "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
1975 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in 4 games
1975 Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
1973 Argentine Peronist Hector Campora installed as president
1973 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Monchengladbach
1973 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in the United Kingdom
1973 U.S. launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
1969 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1968 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
1968 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
1968 Gateway Arch in St. Louis dedicated
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1968 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
1966 Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
1965 India and Pakistan border fights
1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar and Rob Faado align in Provo
1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
1964 Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in New York City
1964 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St. Louis
1964 Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
1963 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 43 performances
1963 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania and Zambia
1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout"
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962 U.S. unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
1961 John F. Kennedy sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
1960 George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit home run
1959 Khrushchev visits Angola
1959 Supreme court rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1957 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 49 performances
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas and most of Blackwell Okla
1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1953 1st non-commercial educational television station, Houston, Texas
1953 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
1951 New York Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
1950 Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City
1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1948 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St. Louis
1948 San Francisco receives its 1st telecast
1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1945 Arthur C. Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
1943 Riot at Mobile Alabama shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1943 Trident conference in Washington D.C. (operation plan '43 against Japan)
1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1941 Ted Williams raises his batting avg over .400 for 1st time in 1941
1940 German troops conquer Boulogne
1940 Golden Gate International Expo reopens
1939 Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president
1937 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to New York
1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs. Pirates
1935 Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour
1934 Bela Bartok's "Enchanted Deer," premieres
1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
1923 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
1915 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule
1911 Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
1906 After 20 straight losses, Boston Americans win vs. Chicago White Sox 3-0
1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
1900 Eyre M. Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
1899 33rd Belmont: R. Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1898 1st U.S. troop transport to Manila leaves San Francisco
1895 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50
1895 Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite
1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London
1876 1st tie in NL history (Athletics and Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
1876 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
1870 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec
1868 Australia Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins vs. Surrey Gentlemen
1864 Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia
1862 Battle of Winchester, Virginia
1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ
1844 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1825 American Unitarian Association founded
1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela
1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (National Day)
1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st U.S. Roman Catholic priest ordained
1787 Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding
1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1721 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
1720 "Le Grand St. Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca
1660 English King Charles II lands in Dover
1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany
1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/Leon occupy Toledo on Moren