Today in History

    What happened on the 25th of May in history?

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    • 1085
      St Gregory VII - pope (1073-85) - dies (birth date unknown)
    • 1787
      Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia
    • 1810
      Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (Nat'l Day)
    • 1825
      American Unitarian Assn founded
    • 1927
      Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
    • 1935
      Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs - Boston Braves vs Pirates
    • 1940
      Golden Gate Intl Exposition reopens
    • 1945
      Arther C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
    • 1946
      Jordan gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
    • 1948
      SF receives its 1st telecast
    • 1950
      Bkln-Battery Tunnel opened in NYC
    • 1953
      1st atomic cannon electronically fired - Frenchman Flat - Nevada
    • 1953
      1st noncommercial educational television station - Houston - Texas
    • 1961
      JFK sets goal of putting a man on moon
    • 1963
      African Unity Day
    • 1963
      Org for African Unity formed
    • 1973
      US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin - Conrad - Weitz
    • 1978
      Star Wars released
    • 1979
      Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
    • 1983
      Return of the Jedi (Star Wars 3) released