On This Day in History for May 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
  • 1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
  • 1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
  • 1995 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.
  • 1996 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
  • 1997 Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
  • 1997 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
  • 1999 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
  • 2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • 2001 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 2002 A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
  • 2002 China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
  • 2003 Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
  • 2007 The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.
  • 2009 North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community.
  • 2009 Thailand’s economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2009, contracting the most in a decade and plunging the nation into recession

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 2012 Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province
  • 2012 A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station
  • 2013 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan
  • 2013  Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80
  • 2014 Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
  • 2014 Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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