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Liberation Day in ( Lebanon 2000) stub
1420 – became governor of the Henry the Navigator Order of Christ, the Portuguese successor to the Knights Templar. needs more footnotes
1521 – The declared Protestant Reformer Diet of Worms Martin Luther an outlaw and a heretic, banning his literature, and requiring his arrest. unreferenced section
1659 – resigned as Richard Cromwell Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. refimprove
1895 – The was proclaimed in Taiwan, declaring independence from Republic of Formosa Qing China. refimprove
1914 – The British parliament passed the , establishing a Third Home Rule Act devolved government in Ireland. refimprove section
1926 – Anarchist Sholom Schwartzbard assassinated , the head of the Paris-based Symon Petliura government-in-exile of the Ukrainian People's Republic. unreferenced sections
1946 – , Abdullah bin Husayn Emir of the Emirate of Transjordan, was proclaimed King of the renamed " Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan". refimprove section
1953 – At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducted its only test. nuclear artillery refimprove
1955 – Englishmen Joe Brown and George Band became the first to climb , the Kangchenjunga third-highest mountain in the world, but stopped short of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim that the top would remain inviolate.
1963 – The was established. Organisation of African Unity lead too short, refimprove section
2000 – Israel from most of Lebanese territory, 22 years after withdrew its army its first invasion in 1978. unreferenced section
2002 – crashed in the China Airlines Flight 611 Taiwan Strait after breaking up in mid-air as a result of improper repairs made 22 years earlier, killing all 225 people on board. unreferenced section
1810 – The Primera Junta, the first independent government in Argentina, was established in an open cabildo in Buenos Aires, marking the end of the . May Revolution
1878 – Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera opened at the H.M.S. Pinafore Opera Comique in London.
1936 – Employees of the Remington Rand company began an , during which time the company executives developed the notorious " 11-month strike action Mohawk Valley formula" to intimidate the strikers.
1940 – Second World War: A German Panzer division captured Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, forcing the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force through Dunkirk.
1961 – During a speech to a joint session of the United States Congress, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced his support for the , with "the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth". Apollo space program
1962 – The , the last overnight Baltimore Steam Packet Company steamboat service in the United States, went out of business.
1979 – During takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, an engine detached from , causing a crash that killed a total of 273 people, the deadliest aviation accident in United States history. American Airlines Flight 191
2009 – North Korea and several other missile tests that were widely condemned by the conducted a nuclear test international community and led to sanctions from the United Nations Security Council.
2012 – SpaceX's became the first commercial spacecraft Dragon the to rendezvous with International Space Station. Born/died:
(d. 1805) Anna Maria Rückerschöld · (b. 1846) Princess Helena of the United Kingdom · (b. 1939) Ian McKellen
: May 25 ( Africa Day 1963); in Argentina ( First National Government 1810); Independence Day in ( Jordan 1946); Towel Day
The Great Wall of China
(b. 1818) Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville · (d. 1934) Gustav Holst · (b. 1948) Bülent Arınç