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It happened on a… May 25

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It happened on a… May 25
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George Floyd dies in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, video of his arrest and being violently restrained ignites widespread condemnation and protest. Four police officers involved fired.


72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean film “Parasite” wins the Palme d’Or.


“Wonder Woman” directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot premieres in Los Angeles – 1st superhero film directed by a woman.


Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4-2 to win series 4 games to 2; Flames’ first SC title.


“Return of the Jedi” (Star Wars Part VI), produced by George Lucas first released


“Alien”, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released.


Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theatres.


America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.


Legendary American athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan; remembered as “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”.


The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.

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