Lost and Found – May 25th Edition

What to remember about May 25th…

  • 1521  Holy Roman Emperor Charles V issues Edict of Worms declaring Martin Luther an outlaw
  • 1803  American author and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1865  Ordnance depot in Mobile, Alabama explodes killing 300, sinking 2 ships, and destroying most of the northern reaches of the city
  • 1925  John T. Scopes indicted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in Tennessee school
  • 1953  Shot from “Atomic Annie” gun, US conducts its only nuclear artillery test; shell is 4.5 feet long, weighed 800 lbs., and yielded 15 kilotons
  • 1961  President Kennedy announces to special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before end of the decade
  • 1977  20th Century Fox releases the George Lucas film Star Wars to theaters
  • 1982  HMS Coventry is sunk in the Falklands; 3 Argentine planes lost in the attack
  • 2011  Last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show airs; ends 25 year run

Upshot-Knothole nuclear artillery test


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