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 This day in History - May 25
399 Historic Events for May 25
1864

Battle of New Hope Church, GA

Event
1865

Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)

Birth
1865

John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)

Birth
1865

Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)

Birth
1868

Aust Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen

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1870

Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Qu‚bec

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1876

4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75

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1876

1st tie in NL history (Athletics and Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

Event
1877

Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)

Birth
1878

Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London

Event
1878

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)

Birth
1879

W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker

Birth
1882

Harry Fox, entertainer

Birth
1886

Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

Birth
1887

Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

Event
1888

Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)

Birth
1889

Sverre Jordan, composer

Birth
1889

Gilardo Gilardi, composer

Birth
1889

Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter

Birth
1891

Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)

Birth
1894

Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)

Birth
1895

Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite

Event
1895

Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73

Death
1895

20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50«

Event
1896

Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian

Birth