Daily Calendar for Monday, May 12, 2025


  • Florence Nightingale (nurse) –
  • Katharine Hepburn (actress) –
  • Yogi Berra (baseball player) –
  • George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live) –
  • Emilio Estevez (actor) –
  • Tony Hawk (skateboarder) –
  • Kim Fields (actress) –
  • Emily VanCamp (actress) –
  • Malcolm David Kelley (actor) –
  • Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten (actors who played Geoffrey and Michael Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond) –


  • John Cadbury (chocolate manufacturer) –
  • Winnie (the bear Christopher Robin Milne named his toy bear after) –
  • Robert Reed (actor) –
  • Adam Petty (race car driver) –
  • Perry Como (singer) –
  • Emanuel Gluck (Yankee Stadium’s longest-working vendor; wore badge No. 1) –


  • The oldest university in Poland, Jagiellonian University, was founded–
  • Manitoba Act passed, approving Manitoba to become a Canadian province–
  • Charles Sherrill first demonstrated a crouching start for sprinters–
  • Adler Planetarium, first in U.S., opened–
  • Manitoba’s flag officially adopted–
  • Montreal was chosen as the site for the 1976 Summer Olympics–
  • U.S. Commerce Department announced hurricanes would no longer be named solely after women–
  • Susie Maroney swam from Cuba to Florida in 24.5 hours–
  • The discovery of what is likely the Library of Alexandria was announced–
  • American sprinter Justin Gatlin, Olympic champion, broke the 100-meter world record with a time of 9.76 seconds at the Qatar Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar. Previous record was 9.77 seconds by Jamaica’s Asafa Powell on June 14, 2005, in Athens, Greece.–
  • 7.8-magnitude earthquake, Sichuan province, China–
  • A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal less than 3 weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake–


  • Massive tornado struck Xenia, Ohio–
  • The Colorado Rockies were struck by a late-season storm that dropped 46 inches of snow on Coal Creek Canyon, near Boulder–
  • Ice out, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH–

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