May 25, 1787 (233 years ago)
•Delegates convene a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia to write a new Constitution for the United States. George Washington presides.

May 25, 1953 (67 years ago)
•The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.

May 25, 1961 (59 years ago)
•U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the moon" before the end of the decade.

May 25, 1977 (43 years ago)
•Star Wars is released. It rapidly becomes a cult classic and is the start of a six-movie franchise.