25. May

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The May 25 is the 145th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 146th in leap years ), thus remain 220 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1085: Alfonso VI.
1659: Richard Cromwell
1810: Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros
1895: Flag of the Republic of Formosa
1913: Alfred Redl
1946: British Mandate Areas in the Middle East
Grable mushroom cloud
1987: census records


1877: RGBl on the patent law

science and technology

1842: Christian Doppler
  • 1842 : The Austrian physicist Christian Doppler gives his treatise on the colored light of the double stars and some other stars in the sky , which predicts the Doppler effect , to the Royal Bohemian Society of Sciences in Prague .
  • 1928 : On Umberto Nobiles' second trip to the North Pole , the airship Italia, used for research purposes, crashes in bad weather. The driver's gondola is torn off when it hits an ice floe, and a man dies. The now uncontrolled hull of the airship drifts up again with six crew members on board and remains lost. Days later, almost all of the dead were rescued, most of them by the Soviet icebreaker Krasin .
1961: JFK speaking to the US Congress
  • 1961 : During the space race in the American Congress, the American President John F. Kennedy announces the program of a manned flight to the moon, with which "before the end of the decade a person is to be brought to the moon and safely back to earth" - the later Apollo Program .
  • 1969 : The Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl starts with his crew on the papyrus boat Ra from Safi in Morocco to cross the Atlantic . He wants to show a possible settlement of America. The expedition has to be abandoned on July 20th before reaching the destination Barbados because the boat becomes unstable.
1973: Skylab 2 crew Joseph Kerwin, Charles Conrad, Paul Weitz


1277: Erwin von Steinbach at the Strasbourg cathedral
1878: poster for the premiere
Star Wars 1977
  • 1977 : The first movie in the Star Wars series (German title War of the Stars ) premieres in the United States .
  • 1979 : The film Alien premieres in the USA . With its creatures and environments created by HR Giger , it is considered to be one of the most visually impressive films in modern cinema and has ushered in a whole series of alien films.


1895: Oscar Wilde


1962: old and new cathedral
  • 1962 : The new Coventry Cathedral , built on the ruins of the previous church that was completely destroyed in World War II , is inaugurated. It is a symbol of the reconciliation among the peoples.


1979: The crash site of Flight 191

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


1955: Kangchenjunga
1977/2005: Liverpool FC

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

Moritz (* 1572)

18th century

Adolph von Vagedes (* 1777)

19th century


Ralph Waldo Emerson (* 1803)


Franz Hilarius Ascher (* 1852)
Pieter Zeeman (* 1865)
Ernst von Weizsäcker (* 1882)

20th century


Lizzi Waldmüller (* 1904)
Jack Steinberger (* 1921)


Max von Grün (* 1926)
Friedrich Dieckmann (* 1937)
Vladimir Voronin (* 1941)


Mike Myers (born 1963)
Monica Lierhaus (* 1970)


Erinn Hayes (* 1976)
Alex Hofmann (* 1980)
Geraint Thomas (* 1986)

21st century


Before the 18th century

18th century

Johann Gottfried Schaumburg († 1746)

19th century

Johann Nestroy († 1862)

20th century


Jan Gebauer († 1907)
Gustav Holst († 1934)


Robert Capa († 1954)
Asta Nielsen († 1972)

21st century

Desmond Dekker († 2006)
Eva Zippel († 2013)

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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