What Happened on April 25

Historical Events

  • 1660 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 1792 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
  • 1846 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
  • 1945 "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
  • 1954 Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
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Did You Know?

German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller first to use the name America on his world map "Universalis Cosmographia"

On April 25, 1507

Famous Weddings

  • 1972 Comedic actor Bob Denver (37) weds third wife Carole Abrahams
  • 1981 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
  • 2003 "Angel" actress Amy Acker (26) weds actor James Carpinello (27) at Hans Fahden Vineyard in Napa Valley, California
  • 2009 TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena
  • 2015 Heart's lead singer Ann Wilson (64) weds multi-generational community developer Dean Wetter in her manager's California backyard

Famous Divorces

  • 1991 Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
  • 2012 Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage
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