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.
- 240 BCFirst recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
- 1810May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
- 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.
- 1895The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
- 1926Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People’s Republic.
- 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.
- 1966The first prominent dàzìbào during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
- 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)
- 1803Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English novelist and playwright (d. 1873)
- 1908Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
- 1931Irwin Winkler, American film producer and director
- 1958Aikaterini Batzeli, Greek politician
- 1963Eha Rünne, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower
- 1966Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
- 1974Frank Klepacki, American musician
- 1976Clifton Williams, American Designer of TripIt
- 1985Demba Ba, Senegalese footballer
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