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Saturday, May 25, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
  • 1950 - Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
  • 1951 - NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
  • 1953 - 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1953 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
  • 1953 - Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
  • 1955 - Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
  • 1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
  • 1957 - "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1959 - Khrushchev visits Angola
  • 1959 - Supreme ct rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
  • 1960 - George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
  • 1961 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
  • 1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
  • 1962 - Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
  • 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • 1962 - US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
  • 1963 - "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 1963 - Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
  • 1963 - Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
  • 1963 - Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
  • 1964 - 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1964 - Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in NYC
  • 1964 - Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
  • 1964 - Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
  • 1965 - Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
  • 1965 - India & Pakistan border fights
  • 1965 - Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1965 - Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
  • 1966 - Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • 1967 - Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
  • 1967 - John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
  • 1968 - BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
  • 1968 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
  • 1968 - Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
  • 1968 - Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
  • 1968 - Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
  • 1969 - "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
  • 1969 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • 1969 - Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
  • 1970 - 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972 - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
  • 1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site