Today in History –May 25 in History

Today in History – May 25 in History

What happened on this day in history – May 25 in History around the world

585 BC Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.
1085 Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.
1787 The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.
1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.
1851 Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.
1911 Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.
1914 The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.
1925 John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.
1935 Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain.
1953 The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.
Born on May 25
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher.
1878 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer.
1886 Philip Murray, American labor leader, founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
1889 Igor Sikorsky, American aviation engineer who developed the first successful helicopter.
1898 Bennett Cerf, publisher, founder of Random House.
1898 Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion.
1908 Theodore Rothke, poet.
1926 Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter.
1929 Beverly Sills, opera singer.
1932 John Gregory Dunne, novelist and journalist.
1938 Raymond Carver, American writer.
1949 Jamaica Kincaid, author (Annie John, Lucy).

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