May 25 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: Akili gave birth at the Birmingham Zoo to five lion cubs fathered by Kwanzaa.
- 2009: Shelby Academy headmaster Steve Zaslofsky died of a heart attack.
- 2006: Regions Bank announced the acquisition of AmSouth Bank.
- 2006: Clay building inspector Audis Williams died of a stroke.
- 2004: Pinson held runoff elections for its first slate of elected officials.
- 1991: Birmingham Fire 28 - Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks 7 at Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 1988: The Galleria 10 cinema opened at the Riverchase Galleria.
- 1988: former Major League pitcher Charlie Perkins died in Salem, Oregon.
- 1973: Artist Hugo Fat was born in Pennsylvania.
- 1971: President Richard Nixon gave a briefing on domestic policy at the Parliament House hotel.
- 1966: Guitarist Tim Boykin was born in Birmingham.
- 1962: Pro football running back Lionel James was born.
- 1954: The town of Siluria was incorporated.
- 1950: Shades Valley High School, already opened to students for nine months, was officially dedicated.
- 1931: Surgeon Bill Holdefer was born.
- 1927: Physician Gil Wideman was born in Walker County.
- 1922: 11 miners were killed in the second of two 1922 Acmar No. 3 Mine explosions.