May 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1925 - Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.
- 1961 - Apollo program: The U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
- 1968 - Saint Louis Gateway Arch is dedicated.
- 1979 - Etan Patz, who is six years old, disappears from the street just two blocks away from his home in New York City, prompting an international search for the child, and causing the U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25 as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).
- 2008 - NASA's Phoenix lander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.
- Famous Birthdays: Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet and philosopher), John Mott (American evangelist, Nobel Prize laureate), Pieter Zeeman (Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Bennett Cerf (American publisher, co-founded Random House), Jack Steinberger (German-Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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