Daily Almanac: May 25, 2023


RISE: 6:22 a.m.
SET: 9:06 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 71 °F
LOW: 49 °F

Today is…:

• Geek Pride Day
• National Wine Day
• Towel Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1979 Etan Patz disappears. The disappearance and murder of the 6-year-old boy from New York City and the extensive publicity it received helped spark the missing children’s movement.
• 1977 The first Star Wars film is released. George Lucas’ epic space opera is one of the most popular works in movie history.
• 1963 32 African countries form a coalition against white rule. The Organization of African Unity was founded to promote decolonization and end white minority governments in Africa. The OAU was replaced by the African Union in 2002.

Births On This Day:

• 1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet, philosophere

• 1976 Cillian Murphy

Irish/English actor

Deaths On This Day:

• 1934 Gustav Holst

English composer
• 2005 Graham Kennedy

Australian actor