May 25 in History – What happened on 25 May in Past

25 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 25, the day number in a year is 145 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 146. May 25 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 25 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
240The Chinese chronicle Records of the Grand Historian recorded the first confirmed sighting of Halley's Comet, the firstcomet to be recognized as periodic.
1644Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass throughthe Great Wall of China, allowing them to capture Beijing, leading tothe foundation of the Qing dynasty.
1720The ship "Le Grand Saint Antoine" reached Marseille, and about 100,000 were killed by the plague in Europe.
1810The Primera Junta, the first independent government in Argentina, was established in an open cabildo in Buenos Aires, marking the end of the May Revolution.
1827Romanian inventor Petrache Poenu has received a French patent for the invention of a Fortune pen with a replacement ink cartridge.
1877The steamer carrying 732 passengers drowned near the coast of Orissa coast.
1878Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.
1886Rashbehari Bose was born. He Rashbehari Bose was a revolutionary leader against the British Raj in India and was one of the key organizers of the Ghadar Revolution and later, the Indian National Army. He earned degrees in the medical sciences as well as in Engineering from France and Germany.
1895The Republic of Formosa was inaugurated in Taiwan, proclaimingindependence from Qing China.
1899Nazrul Islam was born. Kazi Nazrul Islam was a Bangladeshi poet, writer, and musician, revolutionary and is the national poet of Bangladesh. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused Indo-Islamic renaissance and intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression.
1914The British parliament passed the Third Home Rule Act,establishing a devolved government in Ireland.
1915Sabarmati ashram was established by MK Gandhi. Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad Gujarat. This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally called Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi.
1936Employees of the Remington Rand company began an 11-monthstrike action, during which time the company executives developed thenotorious 'Mohawk Valley formula' to intimidate the strikers.
1940Second World War-A German Panzer division captured Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, forcing the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force through Dunkirk.
1941Sagarmal Gopa, a devoted freedom fighter of India was arrested in Jaisalmer. He opposed anti-people policies of then rulers of Jaisalmer. He was expelled from Jaisalmer and Hyderabad. Even in exile he continued to work for freedom movement. He was tortured in prison for years. He died in the prison on 4 April 1946.
1946Abdullah bin Husayn, Emir of the Emirate of Transjordan, was proclaimed King of the renamed 'Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan'.
1955First ascent of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River. The Kangchenjunga Himal is located in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India. British expedition team led by Charles Evans. Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.
1955Englishmen Joe Brown and George Band became the first to climbKangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, but stoppedshort of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkimthat the top would remain inviolate.
1961During a speech to a joint session of the United States Congress, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced his support for theApollo space program, with 'the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth'.
1961US President John F. Kennedy announced financial support to launch the space mission.
1962The Baltimore Steam Packet Company, the last overnightsteamboat service in the United States, went out of business.
1963For the first time in African history, 32 African countries came together to form an organization called the African Union.
1966Explorer 32 launched. Explorer 32, also known as Atmosphere Explorer-B (AE-B), was a satellite launched by the United States to study the Earth's upper atmosphere. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta-C1 rocket. It was the second of five Atmosphere Explorers, the first being Explorer 17.
1979Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school, andlater became the first missing child to have his picture featured onmilk cartons.
1989Mikhail Gorbachev was elected acting president of the Soviet Union.
1991Israel expelled about 14,000 Jews from Ethiopia.
1995American scientists succeeded in decoding the DNA of a living organism for the first time.
2000Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation. The Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon took place when Israel took control of portions of Lebanon during the 1982 Lebanon War. Israel left the Lebanon but remained in partial control of the border region known as the South Lebanon Security Belt, in coordination with the South Lebanon Army, until 2000. Israel's stated purpose for the Security Belt was to create a space separating its northern border towns from terrorists residing in Lebanon.
2001Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Erik Weihenmayer is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and motivational speaker, and the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2002Russia and the United States signed the Moscow Treaty. The Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions (SORT), also known as the Treaty of Moscow, was a strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia that was in force from June 2003 until February 2011 when it was superseded by the New START treaty.
2003Chile won the World Cup tennis title for the first time.
2006NASA launched a weather satellite called GOESN into space. The United States successfully conducted a ship-based interceptor missile.
2007The Government of Sri Lanka granted in-principle permission on the citizenship of Tamil refugees.
2008NASA's Phoenix lander landed in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life. Phoenix was a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Mars Scout Program. The total mission cost was about US $386 million, which includes cost of the launch.
2008The Finnish rover sent by the US Space Agency landed on the surface of Mars.
2009North Korea conducted a nuclear test and several other missiletests that were widely condemned by the international community and ledto sanctions from the United Nations Security Council.
201059-year-old Indian-born Kamala Prasad Bisesar was elected the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, defeating outgoing Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
2011America's famous Oprah Vifrey show closed after 25 years. The anchor of this hit American show was Oprah Wifrey.
2012SpaceX's Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
2013Naxalite insurgents of the Communist Party of India (Maoist)attacked a convoy of Indian National Congress leaders in the state ofChhattisgarh, causing at least 27 deaths.
201380-year-old Yuishiro Miura from Japan became the world's oldest person to climb Mount Everest.



Famous Birthdays of May 25:

YearName / Profession / Country
1978Adam Gontier / Singer / Canada
1972Karan Johar / Actor / India
1969Stacy London / Author / United States of America
1889Günther Lütjens / Army Officer / Germany
1887Pio of Pietrelcina / Priest / Italy
1986Edewin Fanini / Footballer / Brazil
1893Ernest "Pop" Stoneman / Musician / United States of America
1879Max Aitken / Politician / United Kingdom
1935Victoria Shaw / Actress / United States of America
1937Tom Phillips / Painter / United Kingdom
1939Dixie Carter / Actress / United States of America
1953Eve Ensler / Producer / United States of America
1969Glen Drover / Writer / Canada
1978Brian Urlacher / Footballer / United States of America
1852William Muldoon / Wrestler / United States of America
1977Andre Anis / Footballer / Estonia
1988Dávid Škutka / Footballer / Slovakia
1936Rusi Surti / Cricketer / India
1950Robby Steinhardt / Singer / United States of America
1959Manolis Kefalogiannis / Politician / Greece
1938Raymond Carver / Poet / United States of America
1982Daniel Braaten / Footballer / Norway
1994Matt Murray / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1986Geraint Thomas / Cyclist / United Kingdom
1959Rick Wamsley / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1916Brian Dickson / Lawyer / Canada
1940Nobuyoshi Araki / Photographer / Japan
1959Julian Clary / Actor / United Kingdom
1956David P. Sartor / Composer / United States of America
1921Hal David / Writer / United States of America

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