Today in History for 25th May 2021

Historical Events

1738 – A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1810 – The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
1955 – Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas and most of Blackwell Okla
1967 – European Cup Final, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon: Glasgow Celtic beats Internazionale, 2-1; first British team to win the Cup
1985 – Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
2013 – UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Bennett Cerf, American publisher (Random House) and panelist (What’s My Line), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1971)
1914 – Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
1936 – Tom T. Hall, American country singer and writer (Harper Valley PTA), born in Olive Hill, Kentucky
1944 – John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality (World’s Wildest Police Videos), born in Pendleton, Oregon
1949 – Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1953 – Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths

1924 – Theodore F. Morse, American composer, dies at 51
1926 – Symon Petliura, Ukrainian socialist leader (pogroms), assassinated in Paris at 47 by Sholom Schwartzbard
1958 – Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1996 – David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77
2010 – Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
2012 – Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer, dies at 93

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