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This Day in History for May 25

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1919 – Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap.

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

1932 – Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney.

1935 – Track and field 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”.

1941 – Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941.

1947 – Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co’s Mine #5 killing 11.

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

1962 – Isley Brothers release “Twist & Shout”

1964 – 16th Emmy Awards: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win.

1965 – Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch.

1973 – US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weltz.

1977 – “Brady Bunch Hour” last airs on ABC-TV.

1979 – American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 272 including 2 on the ground.

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

1986 – Hands Across America – 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY.

1992 – Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “The Tonight Show”

2008 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak HIll, CC: Jay Haas wins his second title in the event by 1 stroke from Germany’s Bernhard Langer.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five 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.

2018 – Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.

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