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May 25: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On May 25, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 145th day is May 25th. The SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to connect with the International Space Station on this day; the first Star Wars film was released in theatres; and the now-famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was dedicated.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 25. Ralph Waldo Emerson, actress Anne Heche, and singer Paul Weller are all born on May 25th. It’s National Wine Day today.

Event

(May 25, 1787)
The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia on this day in 1787, with 55 state representatives tasked with modifying the Articles of Confederation before eventually drafting the United States Constitution.

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(May 25, 2020)
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked nationwide protests and increased support for the Black Lives Matter movement; police officer Derek Chauvin was eventually convicted of Floyd's murder.

(Died on May 25, 2021)
Lois Ehlert, American author and illustrator (b. 1934).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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