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Today in History: May 25


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Today in History: May 25



Today in History: May 25



Today in History: 25 May 1982


Falkland Islands: Falklands War – HMS Coventry is Sunk

On this day in 1982, during the Falklands War, the HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawk aircarft.

The HMS Coventry was a Type 42 (Sheffield Class) Destroyer in the Royal Navy, commissioned on the 10th November 1978. The Argentine bombing raid resulted in the loss of the Coventry, with 19 of her crew killed and 30 injured. The ship capsized before sinking not longer after.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Coventry_(D118)


Today in History: 28 January 1521


Martin Luther: Diet of Worms Begins

On this day in 1521, the Diet of Worms began in Worms, Germany. This assembly was held from the 28th January until the 25th May 1521, with the Emperor (Charles V) presiding.

The Diet of Worms held in 1521 was memorable because it was the assembly which investigated Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. It was at this assembly that Luther was condemned as a heretic.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_of_Worms


Today in History – 25 May 1977


A Long Time Ago… Star Wars Released

On this day in 1977 the hugely successful original Star Wars movie was released, heralding what would eventually be a six-part series.

For more visit:
http://www.starwars.com/movies/episode-iv
 

 


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