1738: The border dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland known as Cresap’s War or the Conojocular War ends when a treaty is signed between the two States. That treaty established the border and resulted in an exchange of prisoners between Pennsylvania and Maryland.
1787: The U.S Constitutional Convention begins in Philadelphia after delegates from 7 States have arrived.
1865: Approximately three hundred people die when an ordinance depot explodes in Mobile, Alabama.
1895: Novelist and playwright Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency with male persons and is sentenced to 2 years in prison.
1940: British and French forces at Boulogne-sur-Mer surrender to the German 2nd Panzer Division at the Battle of Boulogne during World War 2.
1953: The U.S conducts a nuclear artillery site at the Nevada Test Site.
1953: KUHT, the first public television station in the U.S., begins broadcasting from the campus of the University of Houston.
1961: United States President John F. Kennedy addresses a special joint session of Congress and tells them of his goal to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.
1966: Explorer 32 launches on this day. Also known as Atmosphere Explorer-B, this satellite was designed to study the upper atmosphere.
1968: In the city of St. Louis in Missouri, the Gateway Arch is dedicated.
Famous Birthdays on May 25
American poet and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson is born in 1803.
American evangelist and Nobel Prize laureate, John Mott is born in 1865.
Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Pieter Zeeman is born in 1865.
American singer Kitty Kallen is born in 1921.
American actor Claude Akins is born in 1926.
American soldier and author, Robert Ludlum is born in 1927.
American actress Anne Heche is born in 1969.
American journalits and author, Stacy London is born in 1969.
American actor and screenwriter, Jamie Kennedy is born in 1970.
American actress and model, Molly Sims is born in 1973.