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Thursday, May 25, 2017

This is 145th day of the year and 220 days remain in the year.

in history
1787
The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.
1925
John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1935
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.
1935
American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour.
1965
Muhammad Ali knocked Sonny Liston out cold in the first round, after 1 minute and 56 seconds, for the world heavyweight title.
1968
The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.
1969
Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.
1979
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.
May 25 Birthdays Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–82, American poet and essayist, born in Boston.
Gene Tunney boxer
Beverly Sills singer
Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky Inventor
Jamaica Kincaid writer
Robert Ludlum novelist
Frank Oz puppeteer



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