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This Day in History for May 25

1721 – John Copson becomes America’s first insurance agent.

1787 – Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding.

1844 – First telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot.

1895 – Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency.

1927 – Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford.

1937 – First airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY.

1943 – Trident conference in Washington, D.C. (operation plan ’43 against Japan)

1948 – San Francisco receives first telecast.

1950 – Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC.

1955 – Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall, Kansas and most of Blackwell, Oklahoma.

1961 – JFK announces US goal of putting a man on moon before the end of decade.

1962 – US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week.

1968 – Gateway Arch in St. Louis dedicated.

1979 – American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273, including two on the ground.

1986 – 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida.

1997 – Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become first father and son to win 100 baseball games.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her 25 year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

2012 – A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.

2017 – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004.

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