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May 25 Birthdays

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803–82, American poet and essayist, born in Boston.

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky
Inventor (1889)

Gene Tunney
boxer (1897)

Robert Ludlum
novelist (1927)

Beverly Sills
singer (1929)

Frank Oz
puppeteer (1944)

Jamaica Kincaid
writer (1949)

May 25 in History


The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.


John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.


American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour.


The legendary Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His record stood until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974.


Muhammad Ali knocked Sonny Liston out cold in the first round, after 1 minute and 56 seconds, for the world heavyweight title.


The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.


Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.


The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.

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