Today is Monday, May 25th. It’s Memorial Day, Geek Pride Day, National Brown-Bag-It Day, National Missing Children’s Day, National Tap Dance Day, National Wine Day, and Towel Day
There are 27 days until Father’s Day
There are 40 days until the 4th of July
Today is the day that…
— in 1787, Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding
— in 1927, Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
— in 1935, Babe Ruth hit his 714th homer
— also in 1935, track and field legend Jesse Owens equals or breaks four world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan
— in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announces the U.S. goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade
— in 1962, The West Side Story soundtrack goes to #1 in the US, where it stays for a record 54 non-consecutive weeks
— in 1964, The U.S. Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation is unconstitutional
— in 1967, John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce
— in 1969, Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a Best Picture Oscar, was released
— in 1977, the original Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) premiered in theaters
— in 1978, Keith Moon performs for the last time with The Who at the Shepperton Film Studio in England for the movie The Kids Are Alright. He would die later that September.
— in 1979, the sci-fi thriller “Alien,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, is released
— in 1983, “Return of the Jedi” (Star Wars part VI) is first released
— in 1985, Wham!’s “Everything She Wants” hits #1 in the US, making them the first group since the Bee Gees to have three #1 hits from the same album
— in 1986, 7 million people participated in Hands Across America, an event designed to raise money for the nation’s homeless
— in 1992, Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show
— in 1996, Sublime frontman Brad Nowell dies of a heroin overdose at age 28, just one week after marrying the mother of his 11-month-old son
— in 1999, The final episode of “Home Improvement” aired on ABC
— in 2005, a Georgia grand jury indicted ‘Runaway Bride’ Jennifer Wilbanks on one felony count of making a false statement and one misdemeanor count of making a false police report.
— also in 2005, Carrie Underwood won “American Idol.”
— in 2006, Former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the company’s downfall. Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in prison; Lay died before he could be sentenced.
— in 2011, the final Oprah Winfrey Show aired
— and in 2012, A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station
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