On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1919

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap

Famous Birthdays

  • Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMadam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker [Sarah Breedlove], African American entrepreneur (First American self-made female millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), dies of kidney failure complications at 51

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