History on May 25th

History on May 25th

If you were wondering what happened today in history, which you probably weren’t, then here I am to tell you what happened on the day, of May 25th.

 

May 25th:

1925 – A High School science teacher, John T. Scopes, in Tennessee was indicated for teaching the theory of evolution in his classes.

1935 – Jesse Owens broke three world records at The Big Ten meet in Michigan including the broad jump, the 220 yard dash and the low hurdles.

1935 – Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh while playing for the Boston Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1961 – President Kennedy has asked Congress for $531 million dollars to help the US put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1967 – Glasgow Celtics becomes the first British team to win the prestigious European Cup.

1974 – An explosion at a chemical plant at Flixborough leaves more than 25 people dead.

1977 – The first Star Wars movie, directed by George Lucas, opens in American theaters. It made nearly $800 million dollars and won multiple awards at the 50th Annual Academy Awards.

1978 – The nations first legal casino outside of Nevada opens in the resort town of Atlantic City, New Jersey, for dice rollers and card players.

1979 – A flight from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. American Airlines Flight 191 crashed and exploded in a nearby field and killed 273 people, including two on the ground.

1986 – About 7 million Americans joined hands hoping to raise more than $50 million dollars to fight hunger and homelessness in “Hands Across America.”

2005 – The longest oil pipeline in the world opens, starting in Azerbaijan, travelling through Georgia, and ending at a Mediterranean sea port in Turkey. It took over 10 years to build and costed over $3 billion dollars.

2008 – A chemical explosion at a factory in Iran created a fire that killed 30 people and injured about forty others. The factory produced cosmetics and detergents and it was completely destroyed by the blast.

2011 – Another Foxconn worker dies after falling off of a building at the factory. 19 year old worker became the tenth person to die, and commit suicide, in this manner at the factory since the beginning of 2010. The company produces mobile phones and other electronics for various computer companies like the Apple Iphone. The company denied that the employees were under too much pressure and were pushed too hard.

2013 – The first Gay Pride Parade took place in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, with nearly 100 attendees. Police were present and arrested 13 people who were trying to break up the gathering.

 

Now you know, thanks for reading and I felt like there were more positive things in this segment than the others so I hope you enjoyed all the events! 

 

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