May 25: Day of the Week
May 25, 2021 is the 145th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1798United Irishmen Rebellion: The Carnew massacre, Dunlavin massacre and Carlow massacre takes place.
- 1895The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
- 1935Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- 1946The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- 1953The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
- 1955First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Joe Brown and George Band.
- 1961Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before the end of the decade.
- 1999The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
- 200132-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 2002China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1048Emperor Shenzong of Song China (d. 1085)
- 1932K. C. Jones, American professional basketball player and coach
- 1944Frank Oz, British-born American puppeteer and director
- 1958Aikaterini Batzeli, Greek politician
- 1963Eha Rünne, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower
- 1965George Hickenlooper, American documentary film-maker
- 1970Joey Eischen, American baseball player
- 1970Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actress
- 1976Tarik Glenn, American football player
- 1988Cameron van der Burgh, South African swimmer
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