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 This day in History - May 25
399 Historic Events for May 25
1946

Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)

Birth
1946

Jordan gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)

Event
1946

Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan

Event
1946

Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78

Death
1947

Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111

Event
1947

Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)

Birth
1947

Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love Amer Style, Room 222)

Birth
1947

Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)

Birth
1948

Jacques Feyder, actor/director (kermesse h‚roique), dies at 59

Death
1948

30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

Event
1948

SF receives its 1st telecast

Event
1949

Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47

Death
1949

Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)

Birth
1949

Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

Event
1949

Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)

Birth
1950

Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC

Event
1951

Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

Birth
1951

NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

Event
1953

Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover

Birth
1953

Rich Alves, Pleasanton Calif, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)

Birth
1953

Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)

Birth
1953

1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

Event
1953

1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas

Event
1953

Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row

Event
1954

Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)

Birth