Tuesday, 25 May 2010

May 25 - Events

May 25th Details:
May 25th Events:
1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Spanish Toledo back from the Moors.
1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1659 – Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament.
1738 – The Conojocular War ends after a treaty between Pennsylvania & Maryland - settlement of boundary dispute & exchange of prisoners.
1787 – Delegates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convene a Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; the proceedings being supervised by George Washington.
1809 – Chuquisaca Revolution - group of patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire - the start of the South American Wars of Independence.
1810 – May Revolution - citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
1837 – The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
1878 – Comic opera of H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan, opens at the Opera Comique in London.
1895 – Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons".
1895 – Republic of Formosa is formed - Tang Ching-sung as president.
1914 – The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
1925 – John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution (Scopes Trial).
1926 – Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records & ties a sixth.
1936 – Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
1938 – Bombing of Alicante takes place (Spanish Civil War).
1940 – Battle of Dunkirk begins (World War II).
1946 – Parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
1953 – At Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first & only nuclear artillery test.
1961 – President John F. Kennedy announces his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
1963 – The Organisation of African Unity is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1966 – Explorer 32 launches (Explorer program).
1966 – First prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
1977 – Star Wars premiers in American movie theaters.
1981 – The Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates.
1982 – HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
1997 – Military coup in Sierra Leone - President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is replaced with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
1999 – Cox Report released - detailing the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S.
2000 – Liberation Day of Lebanon - Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory.
2002 – Train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
2009 – Alleged that North Korea has tested it's second nuclear device.

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May 25 - Deaths

May 25th Details:
May 25th Deaths:
615 – Pope Boniface IV (b. c. 550)
709 – Aldhelm - English Christian saint, Latin poet & Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (b. c. 639)
735 – The Venerable Bede - English historian & monk (b. 672 or 673)
967 – Murakami - Emperor of Japan (b. 926)
992 – Mieszko I first lord & knight of Poland - duke of Polans (b. c. 935)
1085 – Pope Gregory VII (b. c. 1020)
1261 – Pope Alexander IV
1452 – John Stafford - Archbishop of Canterbury
1555 – Gemma Frisius - Dutch mathematician & cartographer (b. 1508)
1555 – King Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
1595 – Valens Acidalius - German critic & poet (b. 1567)
1632 – Adam Tanner - Austrian mathematician & philosopher (b. 1572)
1667 – Gustaf Bonde - Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
1681 – Pedro Calderón de la Barca - Spanish playwright (b. 1600)
1693 – Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne - comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
1741 – Daniel Ernst Jablonski - German theologian (b. 1660)
1786 – Peter III of Portugal - consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal (b. 1717)
1789 – Anders Dahl - Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
1797 – John Griffin Whitwell - 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
1805 – William Paley - English philosopher (b. 1743)
1848 – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff - German writer (b. 1797)
1849 – Benjamin d'Urban - British general & colonial administrator (b. 1777)
1899 – Rosa Bonheur - French realist painter & sculptor (b. 1822)
1912 – Austin Lane Crothers - American politician (b. 1860)
1917 – Maksim Bahdanovič - Belarusian poet (b. 1891)
1919 – Madam C. J. Walker - American philanthropist & tycoon (b. 1867)
1924 – Lyubov Popova - Russian painter (b. 1889)
1926 – Symon Petlura - Ukrainian politician & statesman (b. 1879)
1927 – Payne Whitney - American businessman (b. 1876)
1930 – Randall Thomas Davidson - Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
1934 – Gustav Holst - English composer (b. 1874)
1939 – Sir Frank Watson Dyson - English astronomer (b. 1868)
1940 – Joe De Grasse - American film director (b. 1873)
1942 – Emanuel Feuermann - Austrian-American cellist (b. 1902)
1943 – Nils von Dardel - Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
1951 – Paula von Preradović - Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
1954 – Robert Capa - Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
1965 – Aleck "Rice" Miller - American blues singer, songwriter & harmonica player
1968 – Georg von Küchler - German field marshal (b. 1881)
1970 – Tom Patey - Scottish mountaineer (b. 1932)
1977 – Yevgenia Ginzburg - Russian writer (b. 1904)
1979 – John Arthur Spenkelink - American murderer (b. 1949)
1981 – Fredric Warburg - British publisher & author (b. 1898)
1983 – Idris I - King of Libya (b. 1889)
1983 – Jean Rougeau - French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
1983 – Black Jack Stewart - Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
1986 – Chester Bowles - American Democratic politician (b. 1901)
1988 – Ernst Ruska - German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1994 – Sonny Sharrock - American jazz guitarist (b. 1940)
1995 – Dany Robin - French actress (b. 1927)
1996 – Renzo De Felice - Italian historian (b. 1929)
1996 – Bradley Nowell - American singer & guitarist (Sublime) (b. 1968)
2000 – Nicholas Clay - British actor (b. 1946)
2002 – Pat Coombs - English actress (b. 1926)
2003 – Jeremy Michael Ward - American sound technician & vocal operator (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
2004 – Roger W. Straus, Jr. - American publisher (b. 1917)
2005 – Sunil Dutt - Indian actor & politician (b. 1929)
2005 – Robert Jankel - British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
2005 – Graham Kennedy - Australian television personality (b. 1934)
2005 – Ruth Laredo - American pianist (b. 1937)
2005 – Gregory Scott Johnson - American murderer (b. 1965)
2006 – Desmond Dekker - Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly - American actor & TV host (b. 1931)
2008 – J. R. Simplot - American potato farmer (b. 1909)
2008 – Camu Tao - American rapper & producer (b. 1977)
2009 – Haakon Lie - Norwegian Labour politician (b. 1905)

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May 25 - Births

May 25th Details:
May 25th Births:
1048 – Emperor Shenzong of Song China (d. 1085)
1334 – Emperor Sukō - Japanese Pretender (d. 1398)
1458 – Mahmud Begada - Sultan of Gujarat (d. 1511)
1606 – Charles Garnier - French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1661 – Claude Buffier - French philosopher & historian (d. 1737)
1713 – John Stuart - 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
1725 – Samuel Ward - American politician (d. 1776)
1783 – Philip Pendleton Barbour - 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives & Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1841)
1803 – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton - English novelist & playwright (d. 1873)
1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist & philosopher (d. 1882)
1818 – Jacob Burckhardt - Swiss historian (d. 1897)
1845 – Lip Pike - American baseball player (d. 1893)
1846 – Princess Helena of the United Kingdom - daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
1846 – Naim Frashëri - Albanian poet & writer (d. 1900)
1848 – Johann Baptist Singenberger - Swiss composer, music teacher, editor & publisher (d. 1924)
1852 – William Muldoon - American Greco-Roman wrestler (d. 1933)
1856 – Louis Franchet d'Espèrey - French general (d. 1942)
1860 – James McKeen Cattell - American psychologist (d. 1944)
1865 – John Mott - American YMCA leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1865 – Pieter Zeeman - Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
1877 – Billy Murray - American singer (d. 1954)
1878 – Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - American tap dancer & actor (d. 1949)
1879 – Lord Beaverbrook - Canadian-born British publisher (d. 1964)
1880 – Jean Alexandre Barré - French neurologist (d. 1967)
1882 – Marie Doro - American actress (d. 1956)
1886 – Philip Murray - Scottish-born American labor leader (d. 1952)
1886 – Rash Behari Bose - Indian revolutionary leader against the British Raj (d. 1945)
1887 – Pio of Pietrelcina - Italian Catholic priest & saint (d. 1968)
1888 – Miles Malleson - English actor (d. 1969)
1889 – Igor Sikorsky - Russian-American inventor & aviation pioneer (d. 1972)
1892 – Josip Broz Tito - Yugoslav resistance leader & later Prime Minister & President (d. 1980)
1897 – Gene Tunney - American boxer(d. 1978)
1898 – Bennett Cerf - American publisher & TV personality (d. 1971)
1899 – Kazi Nazrul Islam - Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary & philosopher (d. 1976)
1900 – Alain Grandbois - French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
1903 – Binnie Barnes - British actress (d. 1998)
1907 – U Nu - Burmese politician (d. 1995)
1908 – Theodore Roethke - American poet (d. 1963)
1909 – Alfred Kubel - German politician (d. 1999)
1909 – Marie Menken - American experimental filmmaker & socialite (d. 1970)
1912 – Princess Deokhye of Korea (d. 1989)
1913 – Richard Dimbleby - British journalist & broadcaster (d. 1965)
1917 – Theodore Hesburgh - American educator & theologian
1917 – Steve Cochran - American actor (d. 1965)
1918 – Claude Akins - American actor (d. 1994)
1921 – Jack Steinberger - German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1921 – Hal David - American lyricist & songwriter
1922 – Enrico Berlinguer - Italian P.C.I. politician (d. 1984)
1922 – Kitty Kallen - American big band singer
1924 – István Nyers - Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
1925 – Rosario Castellanos - Mexican poet (d. 1974)
1925 – Jeanne Crain - American actress (d. 2003)
1925 – Don Liddle - American baseball player (d. 2000)
1927 – Robert Ludlum - American writer (d. 2001)
1929 – Beverly Sills - American soprano (d. 2007)
1929 – Warren Frost - American actor
1931 – Georgi Grechko - Russian cosmonaut
1931 – Aili Jõgi - Estonian freedom fighter
1931 – Irwin Winkler - American film producer & director
1932 – John Gregory Dunne - American writer (d. 2003)
1932 – K. C. Jones - American professional basketball player & coach
1932 – W. P. Kinsella - Canadian writer
1933 – Ray Spencer - English footballer
1933 – Basdeo Panday - 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago
1935 – Cookie Gilchrist - American football player
1935 – Victoria Shaw - Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
1936 – Tom T. Hall - American singer & songwriter
1938 – Raymond Carver - American writer (d. 1988)
1939 – Dixie Carter - American actress (d. 2010)
1939 – Ian McKellen - English actor
1941 – Vladimir Voronin - President of Moldova
1943 – Jessi Colter - American country singer
1943 – John "Poli" Palmer - British vibraphone, flute, piano & synthesizers player (Family)
1944 – Frank Oz - English-born puppeteer & director
1944 – Pierre Bachelet - French singer & songwriter (d. 2005)
1944 – John Bunnell - American former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon & TV personality
1944 – Robert MacPherson - American mathematician
1946 – David A. Hargrave - American RPG designer (d.1988)
1947 – Karen Valentine - American actress
1948 – Klaus Meine - German singer (Scorpions)
1949 – Jamaica Kincaid - Antiguan-born novelist
1951 – Bob Gale - American screenwriter
1952 – Al Sarrantonio - American writer
1952 – Gordon Smith - American politician & U.S Senator from Oregon
1952 – Jeffrey Bewkes - American media executive
1953 – Eve Ensler - American playwright
1953 – Daniel Passarella - Argentine footballer
1953 – Stan Sakai - Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
1955 – Alistair Burt - British Conservative politician
1956 – Stavros Arnaoutakis - Greek politician
1956 – Tatsutoshi Goto - Japanese professional wrestler
1956 – Sugar Minott - Jamaican reggae singer
1956 – David P. Sartor - American composer
1957 – Edward Lee - American writer
1957 – Robert Picard - French Canadian ice hockey player
1958 – Aikaterini Batzeli - Greek politician
1958 – Carrie Newcomer - American folksinger
1958 – Paul Weller - British musician (The Jam, The Style Council)
1959 – Manolis Kefalogiannis - Greek politician
1959 – Rick Wamsley - Canadian ice hockey player
1959 – Julian Clary - British television personality
1960 – Amy Klobuchar - American politician & U.S Senator from Minnesota
1960 – Anthea Turner - British television personality
1962 – Rick Nattress - Canadian ice hockey player
1963 – Mike Myers - Canadian actor & comedian
1963 – Eha Rünne - Estonian shot putter & discus thrower
1964 – Ivan Bella - Slovak cosmonaut
1964 – David Shaw - Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – George Hickenlooper - American documentary film-maker
1966 – Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
1967 – Poppy Z. Brite - American author
1968 – Kendall Gill - American basketball player
1969 – Anne Heche - American actress
1969 – Stacy London - American fashion consultant
1969 – Glen Drover - Canadian guitarist (Megadeth)
1970 – Joey Eischen - American baseball player
1970 – Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush - American actresses
1970 – Jamie Kennedy - American actor
1970 – Satsuki Yukino - Japanese voice actress
1971 – Marco Cappato - Italian Bonino List politician
1971 – Justin Henry - American actor
1972 – Octavia Spencer - American actress
1973 – Demetri Martin - American comedian
1973 – Molly Sims - American model & actress
1973 – Daz Dillinger - American rapper
1974 – Frank Klepacki - American musician
1974 – Miguel Tejada - Dominican baseball player
1975 – Lauryn Hill - American singer
1975 – Greg Lovallo - Renowned surgeon & philanthropist
1976 – Tarik Glenn - American football player
1976 – Cillian Murphy - Irish actor
1976 – Ethan Suplee - American actor
1976 – Sandra Nasic - German singer (Guano Apes)
1977 – Giel Beelen - Dutch radio DJ
1978 – Brian Urlacher - American football player
1979 – Carlos Bocanegra - American footballer
1979 – Jonny Wilkinson - English rugby player
1979 – Caroline Ouellette - French Canadian ice-hockey player
1979 – Sam Sodje - Nigerian footballer
1980 – Jae Hee - South Korean actor
1980 – David Navarro - Spanish footballer
1980 – Joe King (guitarist) - American guitarist, co-founder of The Fray
1981 – Michalis Pelekanos - Greek footballer
1982 – Luke Webster - Australian rules footballer
1982 – Adam Boyd - English footballer
1982 – Daniel Braaten - Norwegian footballer
1982 – Ryan Gallant - American skateboarder
1982 – Jason Kubel - American baseball player
1983 – Kunal Khemu - Indian actor
1984 – Marion Raven - Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
1984 – Luke Ball - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir - Icelandic Miss World 2005
1984 – Kyle Brodziak - Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Shawne Merriman - American football player
1984 – Kostas Martakis - Greek singer
1985 – Luciana Abreu - Portuguese singer & actress
1986 – Yoan Gouffran - French footballer
1986 – Geraint Thomas - Welsh cyclist
1986 – Lauren Crace - English actress
1986 – Juri Ueno - Japanese actress
1987 – Timothy Derijck - Belgian footballer
1987 – Yves De Winter - Belgian goalkeeper
1990 – Nikita Filatov - Russian ice hockey player
1993 – Dilley sextuplets - American sextuplets
1995 – Gabby Soleil - American actress

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