Friday, May 25, 2012
May 25, 585 BC Thales of Greece made the first known prediction of a solar eclipse. 735 The Venerable Bede died. 946 Edmund the Older, king of Wessex (939-46), died. 1085 Alfonso VI of Castile took Toledo, Spain back from the Moors. 1420 Henry the Navigator was appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 The Diet of Worms ended when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issued the Edict of Worms, which declared Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther an outlaw. 1659 Oliver Cromwell's son Richard resigned as Lord Protector of England.