A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on May 25th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On May 25, 1521, the famous imperial general assembly known as the Diet of Worms was concluded by the Edict of Worms, an order by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V that declared the Protestant reformer Martin Luther an outlaw.
On May 25, 1738, a treaty was finally signed, ending the war between Maryland and Pennsylvania known as The Conojocular War, or Cresap’s War.
On May 25, 1935, Jesse Owens of Ohio State won four events at the Big Ten Conference Track Meet, setting three world records and tying a fourth.
On May 25, 1953, the United States Army conducted a live nuclear artillery test shot, the only time the US ever conducted such a test.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a bold announcement to Congress that the US “should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
On May 25, 1977, the blockbuster movie, Star Wars, premiered.
On May 25, 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable.
On May 25, 2019, we celebrated another National Wine Day, and there certainly was a lot to celebrate!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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