All Events

Historical Events on May 25

  • Pennsylvania


    A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

  • Mobile, Alabama


    In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.

  • Spanish Civil War


    Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.

  • World War II


    World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.

  • Jordan


    The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.

  • Apollo program


    Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.

  • Bangladesh


    Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.

  • NASA


    NASA's Phoenix lander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.

  • North Korea


    North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.