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Monday, May 26, 2014

May 25 - This Day in History

May 25 : General Interest
1977: Star Wars opens

On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters... read more

American Revolution
1787 : Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia

1994 : Pennsylvania man buried with his beloved Corvette

Civil War
1862 : Confederates score a victory at First Battle of Winchester

Cold War
1977 : Chinese government removes ban on Shakespeare

1861 : President Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War
1895 : Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency

1979 : DC-10 crashes, killing all aboard

General Interest
1660 : The English Restoration
1787 : Constitutional Convention begins
1793 : Catholic priest ordained in America
1979 : Worst air crash in U.S. history

1977 : Star Wars released

1911 : Thomas Mann visits the Lido in Venice
1927 : International best-selling thriller writer Robert Ludlum is born

1878 : HMS Pinafore premieres in London

Old West
1975 : Grizzly bear is classified as a "threatened" species

1961 : JFK asks Congress to support the space program

1935 : Babe Ruth hits last home run

Vietnam War
1968 : Communist launch new offensive
1969 : National Democratic Front formed in Saigon

World War I
1915 : Large-scale deportations of Armenians begin in Turkey

World War II
1944 : Operation Knight's Move is launched

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