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May 25th marks a day of varied and significant observances across the globe, covering everything from the enjoyment of a popular beverage to the recognition of important health and social issues.

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Interesting Facts of May 25th

  1. 1. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a landmark privacy law, came into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, aiming to protect citizens' personal data and reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.
  2. 2. On May 25th, 1977, the iconic movie "Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope," originally just called "Star Wars," premiered in theaters and would become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning multiple sequels, prequels, and an extensive expanded universe.
  3. 3. In Africa, May 25th is celebrated as Africa Day, marking the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25th, 1963, which later became the African Union.
  4. 4. In 1961, on May 25th, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of the Congress the ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade, leading to the Apollo moon-landing missions.
  5. 5. May 25th is the official birthday of many notable individuals, such as American actor Ian McKellen, American astronaut Sally Ride (the first American woman in space), and American author Robert Ludlum.