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.