Today in History: May 25th

1993:  Dr. John Savage wins a majority government for the Liberals in the Nova Scotia provincial election, ending 15 years of Conservative rule.

1979: Almost 300 people are killed when an American Airlines DC-10 flight crashes and explodes after losing one engine just after takeoff from Chicago for Los Angeles. The maintenance crew was found to be at fault because they had failed to follow the proper procedures when removing the engine and pylon during repairs and maintenance.

1961: Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before the end of the decade.

1966: Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.

Today in History: May 25th Find more on: Allan Bonner

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