May 25


The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.


John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.


American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour.


Muhammad Ali knocked Sonny Liston out cold in the first round, after 1 minute and 56 seconds, for the world heavyweight title.


The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.


Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.


The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.

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