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  • On This Day: What happened on 25 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 25 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 24 MAY

    2018 | Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, banning abortion in all but a few cases, electing its replacement with the Thirty-Sixth Amendment to the Irish Constitution.

    2013 | Suspected Maoist rebels killed at least 28 people and wounded 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.

    2018 |  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on this day.

    2013 |  A gas cylinder exploded on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, and at least 18 people were killed.

    2009 | North Korea was alleged to have tested its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests and created tensions in the international community.

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    BIRTHDAYS

    1957 | American author, Edward Lee.

    1960 | English journalist, and television host, Anthea Turner.

    1987 | Belgian footballer, Timothy Derijck.

    1969 | American actress, Anne Heche.

    1982 | Australian footballer, Luke Webster.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2014 | American singer and actor, Herb Jeffries, 101

    1927 | American businessman and philanthropist, Payne Whitney, 51

    2014 | Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland, Wojciech Jaruzelski, 91.

    1995 | French actress, Dany Robin, 68.

    1995 | Croatian basketball player and coach, Krešimir ĿosiĿ, 47.

    SPORTS

    1947 | On this day, England thumped Portugal 10-0 in Lisbon with Stan Mortensen scoring 4 on his first appearance for England, and Tommy Lawton also scored 4 goals.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    2007 | On this day in the United States, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” was released for the first time. 

    AFRICA FACT 

    The Homo Heidelbergensis (Broken Hill skull) was discovered In 1921 in Zambia.

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