May 25: Day of the Week
May 25, 2018 was the 145th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 220 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1936The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
- 1946The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- 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.
- 1966Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
- 1973HNS Velos (D-16), while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
- 1981In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- 200132-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1048Emperor Shenzong of Song China (d. 1085)
- 1458Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat (d. 1511)
- 1908Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
- 1929Beverly Sills, American soprano (d. 2007)
- 1931Aili Jõgi, Estonian anti-Soviet occupation figure
- 1938Raymond Carver, American writer (d. 1988)
- 1958Aikaterini Batzeli, Greek politician
- 1972Octavia Spencer, American actress
- 1980David Navarro, Spanish footballer
- 1984Kostas Martakis, Greek singer
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