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MAY 25

Africa Day
( Commemorates the formation of the Organization of African United (1963) & the African Union (2001) )
African Union BBC South African History
Argentina: National Day/Anniversary of the May Revolution
(Commemorates Argentina's independence from Spain, creation of provisional government: 05/25/1810)
Argentina Spain U.S. Department of State
Jordan: Independence Day
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 05/25/1946)
Jordan Great Britain U.S. Department of State Jordanian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Lebanon: National Liberation Day
(Commemorates liberation of South Lebanon following Israel's withdrawal: 05/24/2000)
Lebanon Israel AME Info Simon Fraser University
1661 Claude Buffier (French Jesuit Philosopher, Historian and Educator) French Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Education
1713 John Stuart, Earl of Bute (Great Britain's First Scottish Prime Minister) Scottish Political and Social Leaders English Political and Social Leaders
1783 Philip P. Barbour (Virginia-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1862 Mariano Abril y Ostaló (Puerto Rican Political, Social Leader, Author) Puerto Rican Political and Social Leaders Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators
1886 Phillip Murray (Scottish-American Labor Leader) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Labor
1889 Lillie Carroll Jackson (Maryland-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Oscar Rennebohm (Governor of Wisconsin: 1947 - 1951) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1892 Marshal Tito (Yugoslavian Dictator) Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia The Cold War
1905 Dorothy Wesley (Virginia-born African-American Librarian) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Libraries African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1085 Pope Gregory VII (Italian-born Catholic Pope) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Catholic Encylopedia Concordia
1261 Pope Alexander IV (Catholic Pope) Catholic Popes Catholic Encylopedia Concordia
1936 Sydney Percival Bunting (English-born South African Communist and Labour Union Leader) English Political and Social Leaders South African Political and Social Leaders Labor South African History
1521 Refusing to Retract any of His Teachings, Martin Luther Is Officially Pronounced a Heretic Martin Luther Catholicism Religion Concordia
1660 Exiled King Charles II Returns to England to End 11-year Military Rule English Political and Social Leaders Charles II The History Channel
1787 Constitutional Convention Convenes in Philadelphia Led by George Washington Pennsylvania George Washington Constitutional Convention
1799 Father Stephen Theodore Badin Is the First Catholic Priest Ordained in the United States Catholicism Religion Historic Firsts The History Channel
1810 Argentineans Declare Independence from Spain, Create Provisional Government Argentina Spain New York Times
1861 President Lincoln Suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln Habeas Corpus American Civil War The History Channel
President Lincoln Writes Letter of Condolence to Parents of Colonel Ellsworth President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
Disguised as a Boy, Canadian Sarah Seelye Enlists in the Union Army Notorious Canadians Women American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1862 Stonewall Jackson Defeats Union Troops at First Battle of Winchester, Virginia Virginia Stonewall Jackson Battle of Winchester, VA History Channel
President Lincoln Uses Telegraph to Contact Generals and Direct Troop Movements at Front Royal, Virginia Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War The Telegraph Lincoln Papers
1863 President Lincoln Spends Day Visiting Hospitals President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Health Care Lincoln Papers
1864 Sherman Suffers Heavy Casualties at the Battle of New Hope Church in Georgia Georgia Battle of New Hope Church Death University of Georgia
1865 Explosion of 20 Tons of Confederate Gunpowder Levels Part of Mobile, Alabama, Killing Up to 300 Mobile, Alabama American Civil War Death Alabama Archives
1896 First Meeting Is Held of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Women American Civil War United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas State Historical Association
1911 Mexico's President Porfirio Diaz Resigns and Is Exiled to Paris Mexican Political and Social Leaders Paris Hispanic Heritage University Oregon
Thomas Mann Visits the Lido in Venice Italy Thomas Mann History Channel
1915 Large-scale Deportations of Armenians Begin in Turkey Turkey The History Channel
1946 Truman's Request of Congress for Military Intervention Ends Railroad Strike President Truman The American Presidency U.S. Constitution Labor Railroads PBS
Jordan Declares Independence from Britain, Ben Al Hussein Proclaimed King Jordan Political and Social Leaders Great Britain Jordanian Embassy, Washington, D.C. New York Times
1951 Two British Foreign Office Officials Turned Soviet Spies, Disappear from London Soviet Union Great Britain The Cold War CNN
1960 Chinese Plant Flag & Bust of Mao Zedong on Summit of Nepal's Mount Everest Nepal Mao Zedong Mount Everest The Cold War China Internet Information Center
1961 President Kennedy Tells Congress the U.S. Should Land a Man on the Moon U.S. Congress President John F. Kennedy Lunar Exploration BBC The History Channel Technology and Society
1963 32 Nations Establish the Organization of African Unity Hosted in Ethiopia African Union Ethiopia BBC South African History
1969 Sudan's Government Overthrown in Military Coup Led by Colonel Jaafar Nimeiri Sudan Country Studies
1977 Chinese Government Removes Ban on Shakespeare China William Shakespeare Cold War History Channel
1982 Argentine Missiles Strike Two British Ships: Dozens Die Argentina Great Britain Naval History 1982 Falklands War Death BBC
1983 Three Vessels Catch Fire on Egypt's Nile River: More Than 300 Die Egypt Naval History Fire Safety Death CNN
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev Elected Executive President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Politics and Elections CNN
1992 Veteran Politician Oscar Luigi Scalfaro Elected President of Italy Italy Elections Bookrags
1993 Guatemala's President Dissolves Congress and Suspends the Constitution Guatemala U.S. Department of State
1994 South African Judge Calls for Establishment of a "Truth Commission" on Apartheid Atrocities South Africa Government Apartheid South African History
1995 NATO Launches Air Strikes Against Bosnian Ammunition Bunkers Near Pale NATO Bosnia Aviation History War CNN
1997 Polish Voters Ratify Constitution, Removing Last Traces of Communism Poland Soviet Union Voting Cold War Polish Embassy, Lithuania New York Times
A Bloody Military Coup Topples Sierra Leone's Elected President Sierra Leone CNN

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