25 May It Happened Today

1768  Captain James Cook sets sail from England in his ship Endeavour, to explore the southern hemisphere.

1925  John T Scopes, a schoolteacher in the town of Dayton in Tennessee, goes on trial for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.

1926  Birth of American musician Miles Davis.

1934  Death of British composer Gustav Holst.

1935  American athlete Jesse Owens sets five new world records and equals a sixth in one afternoon.

1958  Birth of British musician Paul Weller.

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