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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1837The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
- 1878Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
- 1895Playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
- 1925Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
- 1938Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
- 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.
- 1953Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
- 1962The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
- 1979American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1334Emperor Sukō, Japanese Pretender (d. 1398)
- 1458Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat (d. 1511)
- 1860James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
- 1907U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
- 1936Tom T. Hall, American singer and songwriter
- 1947Karen Valentine, American actress
- 1951Bob Gale, American screenwriter
- 1952Gordon Smith, American politician
- 1969Stacy London, American fashion consultant
- 1981Michalis Pelekanos, Greek basketball player
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