Today in History: May 25

Today in History: May 25

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0585

Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.

1085

Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.

1787

The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.

1810

Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.

1851

Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.

1911

Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.

1914

The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.

1925

John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.

1935

Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1946

Jordan gains independence from Britain.

1953

The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.