May 25: Day of the Week
May 25, 2019 was the 145th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 220 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1659Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
- 1819The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
- 1837The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
- 1895The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
- 1951Future Hall of Famer Willie Mays was called up by the New York Giants from their farm team Minneapolis Millers. We went 0-5 in his first major league game.
- 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.
- 1963In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
- 1967Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.
- 2002China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
- 2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-born American aviation designer (d. 1972)
- 1929Beverly Sills, American soprano (d. 2007)
- 1938Raymond Carver, American writer (d. 1988)
- 1939Ian McKellen, English actor
- 1959Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
- 1962Rick Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Joey Eischen, American baseball player
- 1976Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
- 1976Ethan Suplee, American actor
- 1977Alberto Del Rio, Mexican wrestler
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