Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On this day - 25th May

585 BC   The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece
1844   The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry
1895   Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London
1925   John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in school
1935   Jesse Owens tied the world record for the 100-yard dash. He ran it in 9.4 seconds. He also broke three other world track records
1996   In Nimes, France, Christina Sanchez became the first woman to achieve the rank of matadore in Europe
1997   Poland adopted a constitution that removed all traces of communism

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