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5/25/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - May 25

Reprinted By Permission
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Today in History in 1927 Henry Ford announced the end of the production of the Model T Ford; in 1932 Goofy first appeared in “Mickey’s Revue” by Walt Disney as Dippy Dawg; and in 1977 the original “Star Wars” movie was released.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1720 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000
  • 1810 - In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo.
  • 1842 - Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague
  • 1914 - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 1922 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
  • 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 and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US
  • 1961 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
  • 1977 - Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV"), directed by George Lucas first released
  • 1986 - 30,000,000 people watch "Live Aid", a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine
  • 1986 - Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • 2011 - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.



Famous Birthdays

  • 1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1878 - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
  • 1889 - Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
  • 1907 - Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)
  • 1921 - Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 - Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)
  • 1929 - Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Brooklyn New York, American soprano
  • 1936 - Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • 1939 - Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
  • 1939 - Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire
  • 1943 - Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • 1944 - Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1969 - Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

Famous Weddings

  • 1661 - King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca
  • 1898 - Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
  • 1901 - Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper
  • 1940 - MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach
  • 1957 - NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll
  • 1961 - King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).
  • 1965 - Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles
  • 1996 - Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2014 - Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson (33) weds comedy writer David Caspe (35) in Ojai, California
  • 2014 - Actress Lisa Edelstein (48) weds artist Robert Russell in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • 2000 - Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
  • 2012 - Actress Halina Mlynkova (35) divorces actor Lukasz Nowicki (39) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1919 - Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51
  • 1954 - Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • 1992 - Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2007 - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and host (b. 1931)

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