Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 25

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This is a list of selected May 25 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Liberation Day in Lebanon (2000) stub
Towel Day/Geek Pride Day Towel: outdated; Geek: general quality
1420Henry the Navigator became governor of the Order of Christ, the Portuguese successor to the Knights Templar. needs more footnotes
1521 – The Diet of Worms declared Protestant Reformer Martin Luther an outlaw and a heretic, banning his literature, and requiring his arrest. unreferenced section
1659Richard Cromwell resigned as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. refimprove
1895 – The Republic of Formosa was proclaimed in Taiwan, declaring independence from Qing China. refimprove
1914 – The British parliament passed the Third Home Rule Act, establishing a devolved government in Ireland. refimprove section
1926 – Anarchist Sholom Schwartzbard assassinated Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of the Ukrainian People's Republic. unreferenced sections
1946Abdullah bin Husayn, the Emir of Transjordan, was proclaimed King of the renamed "Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan". refimprove section
1953 – At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducted its only nuclear artillery test. refimprove
1955 – Englishmen Joe Brown and George Band became the first to climb Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, but stopped short of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim that the top would remain inviolate.


1963 – The Organisation of African Unity was established. multiple issues
2000 – Israel withdrew its army from most of Lebanese territory, 22 years after its first invasion in 1978. unreferenced section
2002China Airlines Flight 611 crashed in the Taiwan Strait after breaking up in mid-air as a result of improper repairs made 22 years earlier, killing all 225 people on board. unreferenced section, external links


May 25: Africa Day (1963); Anniversary of the First National Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Memorial Day in the United States (2020)

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