Daily Calendar for Tuesday, May 20, 2025


  • Christopher Columbus (explorer) –
  • Joseph Carr (president of NFL) –
  • Gilda Radner (actress) –
  • Stephen Jay Gould (paleontologist & author) –
  • Robin Gibb (musician; member of the Bee Gees) –


  • William Thornton (architect) –
  • Dolley Madison (U.S. First Lady) –
  • William Fargo (businessman) –
  • Allan Nevins (historian) –
  • Jimmy Stewart (actor) –
  • Joe Cocker (musician) –
  • Cher (singer & actress) –
  • Tony Stewart (race car driver) –


  • First Council of Nicaea (which standardized how to calculate the date of Easter) likely convened–
  • D. Hyde patented the fountain pen–
  • Homestead Act signed–
  • The Saturday Evening Post published its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting–
  • Charles Lindbergh began first nonstop solo flight across Atlantic–
  • First airplane catapulted from a dirigible–
  • A 680-pound goliath grouper was caught off Fernandina Beach, Florida–
  • Rare Madagascar teal duck born, Louisville Zoo, Kentucky–
  • Up to 20 million honeybees escaped from a tractor-trailer after it overturned on a highway in Newark, Deleware–


  • Strafford, Vermont, received 10 inches of snow–
  • Six inches of snow fell on Lexington, Kentucky–
  • Codell, Kansas, hit by a tornado–
  • For the second year in a row, Codell, Kansas, was hit by a tornado on this date–
  • For the third year in a row, Codell, Kansas, was hit by a tornado on this date–
  • A tornado took to the ground in Kansas City, Missouri, and traveled 71 miles–
  • Near Eloy, Arizona, scientists began a 3.5 week experiment to study the nature of dust devils.–

Explore Other Dates on the Calendar