On This Day

Historical Events on May 25 (Part 2)

  • 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: New Jersey Devils beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • 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

Sports History

2013 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final

  • 2014 Petro Poroshenko is elected President of Ukraine
  • 2014 Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania
  • 2014 Indianapolis 500: American driver Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off runner-up Hélio Castroneves of Brazil by a margin of 0.0600 seconds, the second-closest finish in race history
  • 2014 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or

Sports History

2014 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Shore Harbor: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins first of 3 Champions Tour majors by 4 strokes from Tom Watson

  • 2017 Pitched battles between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine government troops in and around Marawi, leave 43 dead, with thousands fleeing

Historic Event

2017 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004

Film Premier

2017 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

Film & TV History

2018 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

  • 2018 Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory
  • 2019 Tornado tears through El Reno, Oklahoma. killing two and injuring dozens
  • 2019 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film "Parasite" wins the Palme d'Or, Mati Diop, first black woman in competition wins Grand Prix award for "Atlantics"
  • 2019 Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, western Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing
  • 2019 First ever albino panda footage in the wild released (taken in April) from China's Wolong National Nature Reserve

Murder of Interest

2020 Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests

  • 2021 New research show impact of 'climate racism' in the US, with black people facing double (+3.12C) the amount of heat stress in urban areas [1]
  • 2021 US CDC says half of all US adults are now fully vaccinated, with 61% having had their first shot
  • 2021 Coup in Mali as military Colonel Assimi Goïta ousts country's civilian President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane arresting and detaining them