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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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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




  • 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.


  • 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.


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