This Day in History- May 25

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May 25

History wasn’t created in a day but there are many historical facts and events hidden almost every day. May 25 is the 145th day of the year and 146th in the case of a leap year are facts but do you know today marks the day the Black Lives Matter movement started in the USA? History is full of interesting and intriguing facts. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, May 25!

What Happened in India on May 25? 

1915Mahatma Gandhi established Sabarmati Ashram in Kochrab near Ahmedabad.

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 1933 – A new rule was passed for Hindus between the age group of 12 to 25 years to carry their identity cards for stopping them from spreading terrorism.

2005 – May 25 marks the sad demise of a respected Indian- born film producer and director, Ismail Merchant.

2005 – On this day, Bollywood lost the legendary actor Sunil Dutt who was the father of actor Sanjay Dutt.

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 2013 – Maoists killed 32 Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh.

What Happened on May 25 Around the World?

1787- The constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia initially charged with amending the Articles of Confederation and later drafted the Constitution of the United States.

1810- Spain and the viceregal government, the municipal council of Buenos Aires established an autonomous government.

1895- The trial of acclaimed Irish writer Oscar Wilde ended with him being found guilty of “committing acts of gross indecency with certain male persons” he was sentenced to two years of hard labor.

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1935- American track-and-field standout Jesse Owens set three world records and equaled one other at a meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1935- American baseball player Babe Ruth hit the 714th and last home run of his career after which he retired later that year.

Credits: This Day in Baseball

1946- ʿAbdullāh I who was a  ruler of Transjordan proclaimed himself king on May 25

1961- In a speech before Congress, U.S. President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade and the same goal was achieved with Apollo 11 in 1969.

Credits: NASA Video

1977- George Lucas’s space opera film Star Wars was released and was the most successful one.


2011- The last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired. It was the long-running TV program that had helped make Winfrey one of the richest and most influential women in the United States.

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2020- George Floyd, an unarmed African American man was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota setting off massive protests around the country and generating greater support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Famous Birthdays on May 25

1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American lecturer, poet, philosopher, and essayist. Among his famous works were the “Concord Hymn”, “Brahma” “The American Scholar” and many more.

1976- Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor who started his career as a lead singer, pianist, and songwriter. He won the best actor for “Peaky Blinders” for his role as “Tommy Shelby”. He also worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the world-famous “Inception”. 

1985 – Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler. He is the current WWE Universal Champion in his second reign. 

1972- Karan Johar is a famous Bollywood director, screenwriter, and film producer. He owns one of the biggest production houses in India Dharma Production and winner of 6 times Filmfare award. His major successes include Kuch Kuch Hota ha (2003), Agneepath (2013), Raazi (2018), and many more. 


1983– Kunal Khemu is an Indian actor working in Hindi language films. His notable roles include Raja Hindustani(child actor), Kalyug, 99, Golmaal 3, etc.  His latest works are Kalank, Malang, and Lootcase. 

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