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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/constitutional-convention-convenes-in-philadelphia

Automotive
1994 : Pennsylvania man buried with his beloved Corvette
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pennsylvania-man-buried-with-his-beloved-corvette

Civil War
1862 : Confederates score a victory at First Battle of Winchester
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-winchester-virginia

Cold War
1977 : Chinese government removes ban on Shakespeare
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-government-removes-ban-on-shakespeare

Crime
1861 : President Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-suspends-the-writ-of-habeas-corpus-during-the-civil-war
1895 : Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wilde-is-sent-to-prison-for-indecency

Disaster
1979 : DC-10 crashes, killing all aboard
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dc-10-crashes-killing-all-aboard

General Interest
1660 : The English Restoration
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-english-restoration
1787 : Constitutional Convention begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/constitutional-convention-begins
1793 : Catholic priest ordained in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/catholic-priest-ordained-in-america
1979 : Worst air crash in U.S. history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-air-crash-in-us-history

Hollywood
1977 : Star Wars released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-wars-released

Literary
1911 : Thomas Mann visits the Lido in Venice
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-mann-visits-the-lido-in-venice
1927 : International best-selling thriller writer Robert Ludlum is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-best-selling-thriller-writer-robert-ludlum-is-born

Music
1878 : HMS Pinafore premieres in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hms-pinafore-premieres-in-london

Old West
1975 : Grizzly bear is classified as a "threatened" species
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grizzly-bear-is-classified-as-a-threatened-species

Presidential
1961 : JFK asks Congress to support the space program
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-asks-congress-to-support-the-space-program

Sports
1935 : Babe Ruth hits last home run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-ruth-hits-last-home-run

Vietnam War
1968 : Communist launch new offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communist-launch-new-offensive
1969 : National Democratic Front formed in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-democratic-front-formed-in-saigon

World War I
1915 : Large-scale deportations of Armenians begin in Turkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/large-scale-deportations-of-armenians-begin-in-turkey

World War II
1944 : Operation Knight's Move is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-knights-move-is-launched

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