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It happened on a… May 25

2020

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.

2019

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

2017

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

2011

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

2001

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

1989

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.

1983

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

1979

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

1977

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

1961

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

1935

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”.

1844

The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.

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