Thursday, May 25, 2017
History for May 25 - On-This-Day.com
Ralph W. Emerson 1803 - Essayist, philosopher, poet, Luther 'Bill' Robinson (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) 1878 - Tap dancer, actor, Igor Sikorsky (Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky) 1889 - Pioneer in aviation with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
Robert Ludlum 1927 - Author (The Jason Borne series of books), Frank Oz 1944 - Actor, puppeteer (many Muppets characters, Yoda's voice), Mike Myers 1963 - Actor, comedian, screenwriter, cast member on "Saturday Night Live," ("Austin Powers" movies)
1787 - The Constitutional convention opened in Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.
1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in school.
1927 - Ford Motor Company announced that the Model A would replace the Model T.
1953 - In Nevada, the first atomic cannon was fired.
1961 - America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
1979 - An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. 275 people were killed.
1992 - Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show."
1999 - A report by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China concluded that China had "stolen design information on the U.S. most-advanced thermonuclear weapons" and that China's penetration of U.S. weapons laboratories "spans at least the past several decades and almost certainly continues today."