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  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 1910

    The Wright brothers

    Two Family flights

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 1910

    On May 25, 1910, back at Huffman Prairie, Orville piloted two unique flights. First, he took off on a six-minute flight with Wilbur as his passenger, the only time the Wright brothers ever flew together. They received permission from their father to make the flight. They had always promised Milton they would never fly together to avoid the chance of a double tragedy and to ensure one brother would remain to continue their experiments. Next, Orville took his 82-year-old father on a nearly seven-minute flight, the only one of Milton Wright's life. The aircraft rose to about 350 feet (107 m) while the elderly Wright called to his son, "Higher, Orville, higher!"




  • Milan, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday May 25, 1919

    Red Summer

    Milan riot

    Milan, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday May 25, 1919

    At 1:00 AM on the morning of May 24, 1919, two white men, John Dowdy and Levi Evans went into the black section of Milan. They first tried to get into the home of Emma McCollers who had two young daughters. When the family refused to open the door Dowdy fired his gun. This caused the girls to flee to another house, the home of widow Emma Tisber. The two men followed and invaded the Tisber home and attempted to assault two young black girls. When the two girls attempted to hide under the porch, Dowdy and Evans began ripping up the floor to get to them. Washington, a black man, attempted to defend the girls and get the men to leave. Dowdy fired at Washington and after a struggle, Washington, who was 72 years old, shot and killed Dowdy. Washington went uptown and woke up the chief of police, Mr. Stuckey, who sent Washington to the McCrae jail at 2:00 AM May 24, 1919. There he stayed in jail until the 25th, at 12:00 PM, when a crowd of white men, led by a Baptist minister, removed Washington from the jail. To possibly hide their crimes all black residents of Milan were rounded up and ordered out of the town on the night of May 25th. At 2:00 AM on May 26th the lynch mob hung him from a post and shot him repeatedly until his body fell in pieces from the post. White residents rioted in the city, damaging and burning many black homes. They threatened black citizens, lest they dare to speak out about the events in public.




  • Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House

    Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    The biggest single loss for the IRA, however, came in Dublin. On 25 May 1921, several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House (the center of local government in Ireland) in Dublin city center. Symbolically, this was intended to show that British rule in Ireland was untenable. However, from a military point of view, it was a heavy defeat in which five IRA men were killed and over eighty captured.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1937

    Ronald Reagan

    Enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1937

    After completing 14 home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on May 25, 1937.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia)
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    Josip Broz Tito

    Operation Rösselsprung

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia)
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    On 25 May 1944, he managed to evade the Germans after the Raid on Drvar (Operation Rösselsprung), an airborne assault outside his Drvar headquarters in Bosnia.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    The U.S. government invited the Allied countries to send representatives to an international monetary conference

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    On May 25, 1944, the U.S. government invited the Allied countries to send representatives to an international monetary conference, "for the purpose of formulating definite proposals for an International Monetary Fund and possibly a Bank for Reconstruction and Development".




  • Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1965

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Linston Rematch

    Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1965

    Ali then faced a rematch with Liston scheduled for May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine. and Ali Won the match in 2 minutes.


  • Khartoum, Sudan
    Sunday May 25, 1969

    First Sudanese Civil War

    The Second Military Coup

    Khartoum, Sudan
    Sunday May 25, 1969

    After a second military coup on 25 May 1969, Col. Gaafar Nimeiry became Prime Minister and promptly outlawed political parties.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday May 25, 1979

    Plane Accidents

    American Airlines Flight 191

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday May 25, 1979

    American Airlines Flight 191, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10, crashed on May 25, 1979, shortly after lifting off the runway at Chicago O'Hare Airport after the number one (left) engine and pylon separated from the wing. This broke hydraulic lines, causing leading edge lift devices to retract on that side of the aircraft and resulted in an asymmetrical lift and loss of control. The accident was attributed to improper maintenance procedures. The crash resulted in the deaths of all 271 passengers and crew on board, as well as two people on the ground. It remains the deadliest commercial aircraft accident in United States history


  • Iraqi-Iranian Border
    Wednesday May 25, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    The First Tawakalna ala Allah (Trust in God) Operation

    Iraqi-Iranian Border
    Wednesday May 25, 1988

    On 25 May 1988, Iraq launched the first of five Tawakalna ala Allah (Trust in God) Operations, consisting of one of the largest artillery barrages in history, coupled with chemical weapons. The marshes had been dried by drought, allowing the Iraqis to use tanks to bypass Iranian field fortifications, expelling the Iranians from the border town of Shalamcheh after less than 10 hours of combat.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday May 25, 1993

    Croatian War of Independence

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday May 25, 1993

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by UN Security Council Resolution 827, which was passed on 25 May 1993.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday May 25, 1993

    Bosnian War

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday May 25, 1993

    On 25 May 1993 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was formally established by Resolution 827 of the United Nations Security Council.


  • Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday May 25, 1995

    Bosnian War

    NATO bombed VRS positions in Pale due to their failure to return heavy weapons

    Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday May 25, 1995

    On 25 May 1995, NATO bombed VRS positions in Pale due to their failure to return heavy weapons.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    Vladimir Putin

    Chief of Presidential Staff

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    On 25 May 1998, Putin was appointed First Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff for regions, replacing Viktoriya Mitina.


  • Taiwan Strait, Taiwan
    Saturday May 25, 2002
    15 PM

    Plane Accidents

    China Airlines Flight 611

    Taiwan Strait, Taiwan
    Saturday May 25, 2002
    15 PM

    A Boeing 747-209B, on May 25, 2002, China Airlines Flight 611, bound for Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait 20 minutes after takeoff from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) in Taiwan. It was determined that the crash, which killed all 206 passengers and 19 crew members aboard the plane, was caused by improper repairs to the aircraft 22 years earlier when the aircraft encountered a tailstrike.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2005

    Microprocessor

    The Intel Pentium D

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2005

    Personal computers did not receive multi-core processors until the 2005 introduction, of the two-core Intel Pentium D. The Pentium D, however, was not a monolithic multi-core processor. It was constructed from two dies, each containing a core, packaged on a multi-chip module.


  • Colombia
    Sunday May 25, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    FARC-Commander 'Timochenko' announcement

    Colombia
    Sunday May 25, 2008

    On May 24, 2008, Colombian magazine, Revista Semana, published an interview with Colombian defense minister Juan Manuel Santos in which Santos mentions the death of Manuel Marulanda Vélez. The news was confirmed by FARC-commander 'Timochenko' on Venezuelan based television station Telesur on May 25, 2008. 'Timochenko' announced the new commander in chief is 'Alfonso Cano'.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    Announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    On 25 May 2011, Lagarde announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, upon his resignation.


  • India
    Sunday May 25, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    A Prime Minister

    India
    Sunday May 25, 2014

    Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Friday May 25, 2018

    Vladimir Putin

    Presidency no more

    Moscow, Russia
    Friday May 25, 2018

    On 25 May 2018, Putin announced that he would not run for president in 2024, justifying this in compliance with the Russian Constitution.


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