May 25th is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year.
1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass through the Great Wall of China, allowing them to capture Beijing, leading to the foundation of the Qing dynasty.
1738 – King George II of Great Britain negotiated a cease-fire between the British colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania, ending Cresap’s War.
1816 – The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge published one of his most famous poems, “Kubla Khan”.
1979 – Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in New York City, and later became one of the first missing children to have his picture featured on milk cartons.
2013 – Naxalite insurgents of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) attacked a convoy of Indian National Congress leaders in the state of Chhattisgarh, causing at least 27 deaths.
Legendary Actor Ian McKellen turns 79
Comedian Mike Myers turns 55
Actor Cillian Murphy turns 42
WWE Star Roman Reigns turns 33
Olympian Aly Raisman turns 24