25th May

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1985 Cyclone hits Bangladesh A cyclone and tidal wave devastate the coast of Bangladesh.
1982 Falklands War -24 die following Argentine attack At least 24 die following Argentine attacks on HMS Coventry and the Atlantic Conveyor. HMS Coventry was bombed and the Atlantic Conveyor was hit by an Exocet.
1979 Air Crash kills273 An American Airlines DC10 crashes during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing 2 people on the ground and all 271 people on board.
1961 John F Kennedy commits to land a man on the moon John F Kennedy, in a speech to to congress, commits to landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth, before the decade is out.
1895 Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge and sentenced to prison.

 

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On This Day - 25th May