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MAY 25

Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1539 Hernando DeSoto Lands at Tampa Bay, Florida Hernando DeSoto Tampa Bay, Florida North American Explorers Concordia
1799 Father Stephen Theodore Badin Is the First Catholic Priest Ordained in the United States Catholicism Religion Historic Firsts The History Channel
1844 First Telegraphed News (from Washington, D.C.) Appears in Baltimore's Patriot Maryland Telegraph Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1850 The New Mexico Assembly Completes Its First Constitution, Establishing a U.S.-Style Government and Repudiating Slavery New Mexico Historic U.S. Documents Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
In Minnesota, the Governor Ramsey Is the First Steamboat to Travel the Mississippi River Above the Falls of St. Anthony Minnesota Steamboats Mississippi River Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1867 In Minnesota, the Minneapolis Daily Tribune Is First Published Minneapolis, Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1910 First-ever Night Airplane Flight is Made at Orville Wright's Flying School Near Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Aviation History Historic Firsts Alabama Archives
1953 It Came from Outer Space Debuts as First 3-D Sci-Fi Film It Came from Outer Space Historic Firsts The History Channel
1965 NASA Launches an Unmanned Apollo Saturn Test Rocket Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1966 NASA Launches Explorer 32 to Monitor Global Atmospheric Conditions Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1972 Last U.S. Corona Spy Satellite Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA California Space The Cold War National Reconnaissance Office
1973 NASA Launches First Skylab Crew for 28-day Mission Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA

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