On This Day... May 25

posted by Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB - 

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MAY 25

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GEEK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WINE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY

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BIRTHDAYS:

  • RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)
  • FRANK OZ (1944, 73)
  • SIR IAN MCKELLEN (1939, 78)
  • BILL SHARMAN (1926-2010)
  • K.C. JONES (1932, 85)
  • DAVID PASTRNAK (1996, 21)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1521, CHARLES V ISSUES THE EDICT OF WORMS, DECLARING MARTIN LUTHER AN OUTLAW
  • IN 1878, GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S H.M.S. PINAFORE OPENS IN LONDON'S OPERA COMIQUE
  • IN 1953, THE FIRST PUBLIC TELEVISION STATION, KUHT BEGINS BROADCASTING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
  • IN 1965, MUHAMMED ALI BEATS SONNY LISTON IN LEWISTON, ME- GENERATING ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC (AND MOST COPYRIGHTED) PHOTOS IN SPORTS HISTORY
  • IN 1968 THE GATEWAY ARCH IN ST. LOUIS IS DEDICATED
  • IN 1977, "STAR WARS" IS RELEASED IN THEATRES

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