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Monday, May 25, 2009

North Korea conducts its second nuclear test. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/25/2579959.htm (ABC News Australia)
North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong. The United Nations Security Council condemns the reported test.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party wins the most seats in elections for the Karnataka legislature, India. //www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200805/s2255434.htm?tab=latest (Radio Australia)
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars.
The "Phoenix" lander arrives at Mars, landing successfully in the Green Valley region of Vastitas Borealis. //www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html (NASA)

Sunday, May 25, 2003

After docking in Miami at 05:00, the "SS Norway" (old "SS France") is severely damaged by a boiler explosion at 06:30, that kills 7, and injures 17 crew members. A few weeks later it is announced by NCL that she will never sail again as a commercial ocean liner.
Cardiff City F.C. defeat Queens Park Rangers F.C. in the Football League Second Division play-off final held at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Thursday, May 25, 2000

Israel withdraws IDF troops from southern Lebanon after 18 years.
Israel withdraws IDF forces from southern Lebanon after 22 years.

Thursday, May 25, 1995

Egan v. Canada: The Supreme Court of Canada rules that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Monday, May 25, 1992

In Australia, Lindy Chamberlain receives compensation for wrongful conviction on murder charges.

Saturday, May 25, 1991

Saturday, May 25, 1985

Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.

Tuesday, May 25, 1982

Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the 1st nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games.
Hussain Muhammad Ershad seizes power in Bangladesh.
The 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. wins the FA Cup, beating QPR 1–0 in a replay.
VASP Flight 168, a Boeing 727 passenger jet, crashes into forest Fortaleza, killing 137.
Indianapolis 500: In what Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie later call the greatest moment in the track's history, 1973 winner Gordon Johncock wins his second race over 1979 winner Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds, the closest finish to that date, after Mears draws alongside Johncock with a lap remaining, after erasing a seemingly insurmountable advantage of more than 11 seconds in the final 10 laps.
Falklands War: British RFA "Sir Galahad" is destroyed during the Bluff Cove Air Attacks
Conservative candidate Tim Smith holds the seat of Beaconsfield in a by-election. The Labour Party candidate is future Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The United Nations Security Council votes to demand that Israel withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
Aston Villa wins the European Cup, beating Bayern Munich 1–0 after a 69-minute goal by Peter Withe in Rotterdam.
British ships HMS "Coventry" and Atlantic Conveyor are sunk during the Falklands War
Kielder Water, an artificial lake in Northumberland, is opened.
British ships HMS \'\'Coventry\'\' and Atlantic Conveyor are sunk during the Falklands War
President Ronald Reagan becomes the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

Monday, May 25, 1981

Sunday, May 25, 1980

John Frum supporters in Vanuatu storm government offices on the island of Tanna. Vanuatu government troops land the next day and drive them away.
In South Korea, military government forces and pro-democracy protesters clash 2,000 protesters die.
Vernon Jordan is shot and critically injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Joseph Paul Franklin (the first major news story for CNN).
Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall's revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car the victory is Hall's second as an owner.

Thursday, May 25, 1978

A bomb explodes in the security section of Northwestern University, wounding a security guard (the first Unabomber attack).

Wednesday, May 25, 1977

"Star Wars" opens in cinemas and later becomes the historic highest grossing film for that time.

Tuesday, May 25, 1976

U.S. President Gerald Ford defeats challenger Ronald Reagan in 3 Republican presidential primaries: Kentucky, Tennessee and Oregon.

Sunday, May 25, 1975

Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins for a second time in a rain-shorted 174 lap, 435 mile (696 km) race.

Sunday, May 25, 1969

Andean Pact (Andean Group) established.
Apollo program: "Apollo 10" returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Naxalite Guerrilla War: Beginning with a peasant uprising in the town of Naxalbari, this Marxist/Maoist rebellion sputters on in the Indian countryside. The guerrillas operate among the impoverished peasants, fighting both the government security forces and private paramilitary groups funded by wealthy landowners. Most fighting takes place in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
The Folk-Rock band Fairport Convention plays their first gig in Golders Green, north London.
The Australian referendum, 1967 passes with an overwhelming 90% support, removing, from the Australian Constitution, 2 discriminatory sentences referring to Indigenous Australians. It signifies Australia's first step in recognising Indigenous rights.
The 25th Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.

Tuesday, May 25, 1965

Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the first round of their chionship rematch with the Phantom Punch at the Central Maine Civic Center in Lewiston.

Saturday, May 25, 1963

The Organisation of African Unity is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Friday, May 25, 1962

The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated.

Thursday, May 25, 1961

Apollo program: President Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to put a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.

Friday, May 25, 1956

India announces the institution of diplomatic relations with Spain (still under Franco's rule)

Wednesday, May 25, 1955

Joe Brown and George Band are the first to attain the summit of Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, as part of a British team led by Charles Evans.

Monday, May 25, 1953

Friday, May 25, 1951

The first atomic bomb boosted by the inclusion of thermonuclear materials, is tested in the Item test on Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands by the U.S.

Thursday, May 25, 1950

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is formally opened to traffic.

Tuesday, May 25, 1948

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) was founded on this date at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila, Philippines.

Sunday, May 25, 1947

An airliner of the Flugfelag Íslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.

Saturday, May 25, 1946

The parliament of Transjordan makes emir Abdullah their king.

Monday, May 25, 1936

The Remington Rand strike of 1936–1937 begins, spawning the notorious Mohawk Valley formula, a corporate plan for strikebreaking.
The first flight by the Irish airline Aer Lingus takes place.
British luxury liner leaves Southton on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic

Sunday, May 25, 1919

The (Republic of Prekmurje) formally declares independence from Hungary.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested/confirmed by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe, and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.//www.firstscience.com/site/articles/coles.asp Eclipse that Changed the Universe ndash Einstein's Theory of Relativity
VolcanoKelut erupts in Java, killing about 20,000.
Einstein\\\\\\'s theory of general relativity is tested/confirmed by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe, and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.//www.firstscience.com/site/articles/coles.asp Eclipse that Changed the Universe ndash Einstein\\\\\\'s Theory of Relativity

Tuesday, May 25, 1915

China agrees to Twenty-One Demands.

Monday, May 25, 1914

Thursday, May 25, 1911

Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz on May 31 he leaves for exile in France.

Saturday, May 25, 1895

Oscar Wilde is convicted of sodomy and gross indecency and is sentenced to serve 2 years in prison at Reading.

Thursday, May 25, 1865

Mobile magazine explosion: 300 are killed in Mobile, Alabama when an ordnance depot explodes.

Monday, May 25, 1846

The Royal Geographical Society awards Paweł Edmund Strzelecki a Gold Medal for exploration in the south eastern portion of Australia.

Saturday, May 25, 1833

The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.

Friday, May 25, 1827

Romanian inventor Petrache Poenaru receives a French patent for the invention of the first fountain pen with a replaceable ink cartridge.

Monday, May 25, 1812

Felling mine disaster: A mine explosion at the Felling colliery near Jarrow, England leaves 96 dead.

Friday, May 25, 1787

May ndash Orangist troops attack Vreeswijk, Harmelen and Maarssen civil war starts in the Netherlands.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates begin to convene a Constitutional Convention intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. However, a new Constitution for the United States is eventually produced. George Washington presides over the Convention.

Friday, May 25, 1742

A battle is fought at Sahay.

Wednesday, May 25, 1689

The last hearth Tax is collected in England and Wales.

Tuesday, May 25, 1660

Charles II of England lands at Dover.

Sunday, May 25, 1659

Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector.

Friday, May 15, 1579 (Julianian calendar)

Japan ndash Battle of Mimaomote: Doi Kiyonaga defeats the forces of Kumu Yorinobu.

Wednesday, May 15, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

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

Thursday, May 16, 1420 (Julianian calendar)

Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.

Friday, May 17, 1359 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, May 19, 1085 (Julianian calendar)

Alfonso VI of Castile enters the Islamic city of Toledo, Spain, and invites French knights to settle the central plateau of Spain.
Katedralskolan, Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia, is founded.
By this year, the annual output of copper currency for the ChineseSong Dynasty reaches 6 billion coins a year, prompting the Chinese government to adopt the world's first paper-printed money later in the 1120s.
The Domesday survey is commissioned by William I of England, apparently prompted by the abortive invasion of Canute IV of Denmark, to ensure proper taxation and levies.
Henry IV extends the Peace of God over his entire empire.
Vratislav, Duke of Bohemia, is crowned King.

Sunday, May 27, 70 (Julianian calendar)

The Third Wall of Jerusalem collapses and the Jews withdraw from Bezetha to the Second Wall, where the defences are unorganized.
Source: Wikipedia