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25 May

1085 – Rome – Pope Gregory VII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_VII

1261 – Rome – Pope Alexander died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_IV

1521 – Germany – Diet of Worms ended, Martin Luther declared an outlaw. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/luther/lutheraccount.html

1551 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Croydon, Surrey.

1659 – England – Richard Cromwell resigned as Lord Protector. http://bcw-project.org/biography/richard-cromwell

1751 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.5Mw, epicentre in Concepción. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1751_Concepci%C3%B3n_earthquake

1798 – Ireland – Battle of Carlow & Carnew executions, (United Irishmen Rebellion). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carlow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnew_executions

1809 – Bolivia – Chuquisaca Revolution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuquisaca_Revolution

1810 – Argentina – May Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Revolution

1813 – Canada – Battle of Fort George began (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_George

1856 – USA – Pottawatomie Massacre ended (Bleeding Kansas). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_massacre

1865 – USA – Explosion at Ordnance depot in Mobile, Alabama, 300 killed. https://www.gendisasters.com/alabama/8320/mobile-al-great-magazine-explosion-may-1865

1914 – UK – Home Rule Act passed for devolution in Ireland. http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/home-rule-the-third-home-rule-bill.html

1915 – Belgium – Second Battle of Ypres ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/hcAHjtZSTL0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Ypres

1917 – UK – Air Raid on Southeast England (WWI). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10430627/Rare-charts-show-WW1-German-air-raids-on-Britain.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/component/content/article.html?id=876:bombing-britain-war

1938 – Spain – Air raid on Alicante, 313 killed (Spanish Civil War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Alicante

1940 – France – Battle of Boulogne ended (Battle of France-WWII). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Alicante

1942 – Australia – USAAF plane crashed near Alice Springs, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420525-0

1943 – Ireland – RAF plane crashed off Clare Island, Clew Bay, 11 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430525-0

1944 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Tezpur, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440525-1

1944 – Bhutan – USAAF plane crashed near Sakden, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440525-2

1944 – Myanmar – USAAF plane crashed near Tagap, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440525-3

1946 – Jordan – Independence from UK. http://www.mapsofworld.com/jordan/independence-day.html

1950 – USA – A streetcar crashed into a fuel truck in Chicago, 33 killed. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-06-09/features/8502060320_1_streetcar-green-hornet-rear

1953 – USA – Conducted nuclear artillery test at Nevada Test Site. http://www.nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/Upshotk.html

1953 – USA – KUHT public television station officially began broadcasting from University Houston. http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2013/05/23/happy-60th-birthday-to-kuht/

1953 – Netherlands – KLM plane crashed at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530525-0

1955 – USA – Tornado hit Blackwell & Udall, Kansas, 80 killed. https://youtu.be/aIIdV4QMIPs  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://lobojosden.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/blackwell-oklahoma-f-5-tornado-may-25.html

1958 – India – Airplane crashed near Gugaon, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580525-0


1961 – Singapore – Fire in Bukit Ho Swee, 1 killed. https://youtu.be/smMggwFO2KU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/a67e0450-c429-49b2-b87c-fb1a26105f4b

1966 – USA – Explorer 32 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1966-044A

1968 – USA – Gateway Arch, St. Louis, dedicated. https://youtu.be/i5axtPj2GyU http://www.gatewayarch.com/about/history.aspx

1971 – East Pakistan – Operation Searchlight ended (Bangladesh Liberation War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Searchlight

1979 – USA – American Airlines Flight 191 crashed at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, 273 killed. https://youtu.be/3buaNpr23a0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790525-2

1980 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Mammoth Lakes. http://www.greatdreams.com/mammoth.htm


1982 – Falkland Islands – Battle of San Carlos ended, HMS Coventry sunk (Falklands War). https://youtu.be/c-_l3ezW0l4 https://youtu.be/Ca2A3yMrMdY WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Carlos_(1982) http://www.hmscoventry.co.uk/25thmay1982.php

2000 – Lebanon – South Lebanon Conflict ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lebanon_conflict_(1985%E2%80%932000)

2001 – Nepal – Erik Weihenmayer became first blind person to reach Mount Everest summit. https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm01/bm0107/bm010702.htm

2002 – China – China Airlines Flight 611 broke up over Taiwan Strait, 225 killed. https://youtu.be/2BimxrTn9S4  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20020525-0

2013 – India – Naxal attack in Darbha Valley, 28 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/world/asia/maoist-attack-kills-dozens-in-india.html?_r=0

2013 – Pakistan – School bus fire, 16 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22664819

York

1547 – House of Treasurers of York Minster surrendered to the crown. https://www.yorkminster.org/geisha/assets/files/18%20The%20Minster%20Close(1).pdf