Daily Calendar for Monday, May 5, 2025


  • SΓΈren Kierkegaard (philosopher) –
  • Karl Marx (philosopher) –
  • Nellie Bly (journalist) –
  • James Beard (chef & food writer) –
  • Alice Faye (actress) –
  • Ann B. Davis (actress) –
  • Tammy Wynette (American country music singer ) –
  • Michael Palin (actor) –
  • Will Arnett (actor) –
  • Adele (singer) –


  • Napoleon I of France –
  • Bobby Sands (IRA activist) –
  • Hugo Banzer (former president of Bolivia) –
  • Irvine Robbins (co-founder of Baskin-Robbins) –
  • Claude Stanley Choules (the last known combat veteran of World War I died at the age of 110) –


  • The Billboard (later known as just Billboard) magazine began weekly publication–
  • Cy Young became the fist major league pitcher in baseball’s modern era to throw a perfect” game”–
  • Chanel No. 5 introduced–
  • Kilauea erupted–
  • Picasso’s Boy With a Pipe set a new world record for the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it soared to $104,168,000 at Sotheby’s. The price, which included the auction house’s commission, easily eclipsed the old mark of $82.5 million set by van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet, which had stood since 1990–


  • In downtown Sacramento, California, the temperature soared to 100 degrees F–
  • Stormy seas capsized 3 recreational fishing boats off Port Angeles in Washington–
  • A supercell thunderstorm blasted Tarrant County, Texas, with hail, 80 mph winds, and torrential rains, which caused flash flooding in Fort Worth–

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