May 25: Day of the Week
May 25, 2020 was the 146th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 220 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 567 BCServius Tullius, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
- 1837The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
- 1914The United Kingdom’s House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
- 1926Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People’s Republic.
- 1946The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- 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.
- 1962The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
- 1977Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.
- 1981In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- 1985Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1725Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
- 1913Heinz “Pritzl” Bär, German fighter pilot (d. 1957)
- 1927Robert Ludlum, American writer (d. 2001)
- 1943John Palmer, British musician (Family)
- 1962Rick Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1963Mike Myers, Canadian actor and comedian
- 1969Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist (Megadeth)
- 1979Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer
- 1984Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Demba Ba, Senegalese footballer
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