On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony (1904-18), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1932)
  • John Mott, American evangelist and organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946), born in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, New York (d. 1955)
  • Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel Prize 1902), born in Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint and founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, dies at 85