Sunday, the 25th of May, 2014 is the 145th day in 2014 and in the 21st calendar week.

General Events:

International Missing Children’s Day
May 25, 2014 in the World

International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25, 2014. International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25, the same day as the United States’ National Missing Children’s Day designated by Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Etan Patz was six-years-old when he went missing on his way to school in New York City on May 25, 1979. After years of searching and investigation, Etan has never been located. May 25 was named Missing Children’s Day in his honour in 1983. Sadly, there have been many other cases like Etan’s over the past three decades, and International Missing Children’s Day is now a reminder to us of all of the kids who have not yet been found and their families who desperately search for answers.

Where is Missing Children’s Day?

African Liberation Day
May 25, 2014 in Africa

African Liberation Day is celebrated on May 25, 2014. African Liberation Day is an annual holiday in various countries in Africa, coinciding with African Union’s Africa Day. It’s a day to “mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolize the determination of the People of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.”

The History Of African Liberation Day:

Where is African Liberation Day?
Nationwide Africa

Geek Pride Day
May 25, 2014 in the World

Geek Pride Day is observed on May 25, 2014. Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, “A New Hope” on 25 May 1977, but shares the same date as two other similar fan “holidays”: Towel Day, for fans of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld”.

Where is Geek Pride Day?

Towel Day 2014
May 25, 2014 in the World

Towel Day is celebrated every 25th of May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on May 11, 2001. The towel is a reference to Adams’s popular science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The original quote that referenced the greatness of towels is found in Chapter 3:

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.” – Douglas Adams.

Where is Towel Day?

Tap Dance Day
May 25, 2014 in the USA

National Tap Dance Day is observed on May 25, 2014. National Tap Dance Day is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form. Tap dance day can be celebrated with an event which may be organized by a studio or tap dance interest group. Some may also celebrate it individually due to geographical dispersion or lack of access to the wider tap community. National Tap Dance Day is celebrated in many different ways. The idea of National Tap Dance Day was first presented to U.S. Congress on February 7, 1989 and was signed into American law by President George H.W. Bush on November 8, 1989. Tap Dance Day is also celebrated in other countries, particularly Japan, Australia, India and Iceland. National Tap Dance Day was the brainchild of Carol Vaughn, Nicola Daval, and Linda Christensen. They deemed May 25 appropriate for this holiday because it is the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a significant contributor to tap dance.

Where is National Tap Dance Day?
Nationwide USA

National Brown-Bag-It Day
May 25, 2014 in the USA

National Brown-Bag-It-Day is celebrated each year on May 25. Today is a creative holiday about ways to save yourself money at lunch time by taking your own lunch with you. Think creatively when packing your lunch.

Packing your own lunch for school or for work is a sure way to know exactly what you are eating. You will be able to be in control of what you pack and can eat a good and healthy lunch.

Where is National Brown-Bag-It Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1241 – 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1659 – Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector

1720 – The Ship “Le Grand St Antoine” reaches Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

1787 – Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding

1810 – In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo.

1837 – The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.

1870 – Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec

1895 – Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite

1914 – British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule

1932 – Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney

1941 – 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

1945 – Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit

1946 – Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1961 – JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

1963 – Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia

1977 – Original “Star Wars” movie released

1983 – 1st National Missing Children’s Day is proclaimed (USA)

1986 – 30,000,000 peoplewatch “Live Aid”, a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine

2000 – Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.