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Today in History: “Return Of The Jedi” released

Today in History – May 25th:

1922 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump…1935 - Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
1961 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1964 - 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
1968 - Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1981 - Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
1983 - “Return of the Jedi” (Star Wars 3) released
1986 - Hands Across America – 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
1992 - Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “Tonight Show”
2011 - 46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

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 Other Noteable Dates:

1939 - Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
1939 - Ian McKellen, England, actor (Gandalf/Lord Of The Rings)
1963 - Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne’s World) [or Jun 25]
1969 - Anne Heche, Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

To see more historical events for May 25th, click here: www.historyorb.com/day/may/25?p=2

 

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