It happened one 25 May

1895 : Oscar Wilde sentenced to hard labor

On 25 May 1895, the English writer Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years hard labor for his homosexuality by a London court. He chose to defend himself in court rather than flee justice. He went into exile in France at the end of his sentence.

1925 : Convicted for teaching the theory of evolution

On May 25, 1925, John T. Scopes, a science teacher in a high school was condemned by the State of Tennessee for having taught the theory of evolution to his students. The trial was a national sensation and all the newspapers of major cities in the north ridiculed Tennessee's creationists.

1935 : Jesse Owens beats three world records in one hour

On 25 May 1935, the American athlete Jesse Owens, from the Ohio University, beats 3 world records in one hour at a university competition in Michigan : the long jump, 200m and 200m hurdles .

1961 : Kennedy's speech on the Apollo program

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a speech before Congress supporting the Apollo space program, which goal is to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1977 : Star Wars released

On May 25, 1977, after many difficulties, the film Star Wars by George Lucas, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, is released in theaters. He revolutionized movies and won a worldwide success. It was the first in a series of 6 films that became a culture unto themselves and who all were phenomenal box office successes. The music by John Williams is also known worldwide.

Latest news : 25 May

Africa Day
April 25 is Africa Day which celebrates the creation of the Organization of African Unity in 1963, since replaced by the African Union, established in 2002 in Durban, South Africa. Its purpose is the promotion of democracy, conflict resolution and development of member countries.
Independence Day in Jordan
May 25 is Independence Day in Jordan which celebrates its independence from UK on May 25, 1946, (Jordan having been under mandate from the League of Nations at the end of World War II).
First National Government Day in Argentina
May 25 is Revolution Day in Argentina or Primer Gobierno Patrio celebrating the establishment of the first patriotic government during the May Revolution, on May 25, 1810, the first step towards independence gained against Spain in 1816 .

Quote of the day : 25 May

Jesse Owens
Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.

Birthdays : 25 May

Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize (1865)
Bill Robinson, American tap dancer (1878)
Rash Behari Bose, Indian revolutionary leader (1886)
Heinrich Bär, German fighter pilot (1913)
Steve Cochran, American actor (1917)
Jack Steinberger, American German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1921)
Marcel Bluwal, French director (1925)
Jeanne Crain, American actress (1925)
Robert Ludlum, American writer (1927)
Ian McKellen, English actor (1939)
Frank Oz, American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer (Yoda, Miss Piggy) (1944)
Pierre Bachelet, French singer (1944)
François Bayrou, French politician (1951)
Connie Sellecca, American actress (1955)
Paul Weller, English musician (1958)
Mike Myers, Canadian actor (1963)
Anne Heche, American actress (1969)
Octavia Spencer, American actress (1972)
Lauryn Hill, American musician (1975)
Cillian Murphy, Irish actor (1976)
Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer (1982)

They left us one 25 May

Madame de La Fayette, French writer (1693)
Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (dahlia) (1789)
Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (1924)
Robert Capa, Hungarian photojournalist (1954)
Dany Robin, French actress (1995)
Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (2005)

Tip of the Day : 25 May

Avoid motion sickness

To avoid motion sickness, the easiest way to avoid transport which make us sick but of course in this case we would not do anything anymore. To reduce the symptoms, here are some tips.
There are patches or drugs against motion sickness but they are not suitable for everyone and make us amorphous for a long time.
The first thing is to avoid heavy meals, spicy foods before the trip.
Then you have to think drinking lots of water before departure: dehydration increases the chances of motion sickness.
Once in motion, you must do everything possible to synchronize your eyes, ears and body. For this, you must sit in front and keep your eyes on the horizon. You should certainly not read and you must try to receive fresh air, even air conditioning, in the face. By plane, it is better to sit close to a window and over the front wing. On a boat, it is best if possible to book a cabin in the middle of the ship and on the upper deck.
You can also eat dry biscuits and drink a ginger ale or cola. Ginger and peppermint limit the effects of motion sickness.
When you start to feel ill on a boat, you should go on the front and just gaze at the horizon until you feel better.
By car, the best thing is to stop a few minutes.
By plane, well by plane, it is not a lucky day for your neighbor.

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