Today in History - May 25

1241 - 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt Main, Germany

1420 - Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ

1522 - Emperor Karel I returns to Spain

1720 - The Ship 'Le Grand St Antoine' reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

1721 - John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent

1793 - Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained

1810 - The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina

1837 - The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom

1842 - Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect

1844 - 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot

1862 - First Battle of Winchester VA

1864 - Battle of New Hope Church, GA

1895 - The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president

1900 - Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics

1911 - Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz

1927 - Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford

1932 - Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney



1935 - Track of field athlete Jesse Owens equals 4 world records in 45 minutes at Michigan. Remembered as 'the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport'

1938 - Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicane takes place, with 313 deaths

1940 - Golden Gate International Exposition reopens

1946 - Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1953 - 1st atomic canon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

1953 - 1st non-commercial educational television station - Houston, Texas

1961 - JFK announces US goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

1965 - India & Pakistan border fights

1967 - John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce

1983 - 1st US National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed

1986 - 95-year old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida

2000 - Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese Territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978

 2012 - A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station

2014 - Petro Poroshenko is elected President of Ukraine



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