Today in History for May 25th
On this day,
2011- After 25 years on the air, Oprah Winfrey airs the final episode of her daytime talk show.
2009- North Korea creates world tension by testing nuclear devices.
1999- Congress releases its report into China’s two decades of efforts to steal U-S weapons technology.
1996- Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell dies.
1994- The United Nations Security Council lifts the final apartheid-era embargo from South Africa.
1992- Jay Leno debuts as the host of “The Tonight Show.”
1990- A congressional report questions the U-S Navy’s findings that a troubled sailor was the likely cause of a deadly blast aboard the U-S-S Iowa battleship.
1986- About seven million people hold hands to fight hunger in the “Hands Across America” project.
1979- 275 people die when an American Airlines D-C-10 crashes while trying to take off from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
1968- The Gateway Arch is dedicated in St. Louis.
1961- President Kennedy announces his hope to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
1935- Baseball legend Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, the final one of his career.
1925- John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution at a Tennessee school.
1895- Playwright Oscar Wilde is convicted of moral charges and sentenced to prison.
1844- The first telegraphed news dispatch appears in a newspaper, The Baltimore Patriot.
1787- The Constitutional Convention is called to order in Philadelphia.
1975- Singer Lauryn Hill
1969- Actress Anne Heche
– Fashion expert Stacy London
1963- Actor-Comedian Mike Myers
1955- Actress Connie Sellecca
1939- Actress Dixie Carter
Actor Ian McKellen
1936- Singer Tom T. Hall
1932- Basketball Hall of Famer K-C Jones, player and coach Boston Celtics
1926- Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis
1918- Actor Claude Akins
1898- Boxing champ Gene Tunney
1803- Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson