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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.

Novità del giorno : 25 Maggio

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 .

Citazione del giorno : 25 Maggio

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.

Compleanni : 25 Maggio

Pieter Zeeman, Fisico olandese, premio Nobel (1865)
Bill Robinson, Ballerino di tip tap americano (1878)
Rash Behari Bose, Rivoluzionario indiano (1886)
Heinrich Bär, Pilota da caccia tedesco (1913)
Steve Cochran, Attore americano (1917)
Jack Steinberger, Fisico americano e tedesco, premio Nobel (1921)
Jeanne Crain, Attrice americana (1925)
Marcel Bluwal, Regista francese (1925)
Robert Ludlum, Scrittore americano (1927)
Ian McKellen, Attore inglese (1939)
Pierre Bachelet, Cantante francese (1944)
Frank Oz, Regista, attore, doppiatore e burattinaio (Yoda, Miss Piggy) (1944)
François Bayrou, Uomo politico francese (1951)
Connie Sellecca, Attrice americana (1955)
Paul Weller, Musicista inglese (1958)
Mike Myers, Attore canadese (1963)
Anne Heche, Attrice americana (1969)
Octavia Spencer, Attrice americana (1972)
Lauryn Hill, Musicista americana (1975)
Cillian Murphy, Attore irlandese (1976)
Daniel Braaten, Calciatore norvegese (1982)

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Madame de La Fayette, Scrittrice francese (1693)
Anders Dahl, Botanico svedese (dahlia) (1789)
Lyubov Popova, Pittora russa (1924)
Robert Capa, Fotoreporter ungherese (1954)
Dany Robin, Attrice francese (1995)
Sunil Dutt, Politico e attore indiano (2005)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed