On this day in history, Babe Ruth hits his final homerun

May 25th

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 5:18pm

585 BC - The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece.

1787 - The Constitutional convention opened in Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.

1844 - The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.

1844 - The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, MD, appeared in the Baltimore "Patriot."

1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian Theory in school.

1927 - Ford Motor Company announced that the Model A would replace the Model T.

1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years.

1961 - America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1968 - The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO, was dedicated.

1981 - Daredevil Daniel Goodwin scaled Chicago's Sears Tower, while wearing a "Spiderman" costume, in 7 1/2 hours.

1986 - Approximately 7 million Americans participated in "Hands Across America."

1992 - Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

1997 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond became the longest-serving senator in U.S. history (41 years and 10 months).

2008 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landed in the arctic plains of Mars.


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