Historical Events on 25th April

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1185 - Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
1449 - Anti-pope Felix V resigns
1507 - German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st to use the name America on his world map Universalis Cosmographia
1541 - -26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour
1604 - Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
1607 - Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1614 - Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
1626 - Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld
1660 - English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
1678 - French troops conquer Ypres
1684 - Patent granted for thimble
1707 - Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
1719 - Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
1747 - Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
1792 - Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
Novelist Daniel DefoeNovelist Daniel Defoe 1846 - Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
1849 - The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
1850 - Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices
1859 - Ground broken for Suez Canal
1861 - Battle of Lavaca, Texas (US Civil War)
1861 - The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C. (US Civil War)
1862 - Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut
1864 - Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
1867 - Tokyo opens for foreign trade
1875 - Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3")
1876 - Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
US Civil War Admiral David FarragutUS Civil War Admiral David Farragut 1881 - 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1881 - French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia
1886 - Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
1891 - US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
1896 - Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)
1896 - Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
1898 - Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.
1901 - Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
1901 - New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
1901 - In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
1902 - Erwin Harvey becomes 1st Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison23rd US President Benjamin Harrison 1904 - NY Highlander Jack Chesbro's 1st of 41 wins this year
1905 - Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
1905 - Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1914 - US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico
1915 - First landings at Gaba Tepe and Cape Helles on the Gallipoli Peninsula by ANZAC forces during WWI
1925 - Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany
1926 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
1926 - Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
1927 - Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
1928 - Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
1930 - "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Outstanding Production 1930)
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini 1932 - Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC
1933 - NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
1933 - US & Canada drop Gold Standard
1941 - Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
1942 - Beginning of a 3 night bombing blitz on Bath by German Luftwaffe - 417 killed
1943 - The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
1944 - United Negro College Fund incorporates
1945 - 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF
1945 - Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
1945 - British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
1945 - Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1945 - Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in BerlinSoldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin

1945 - Red army completely surrounds Berlin
1945 - "Elbe Day" - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River during WWII invasion of Germany
1946 - "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48
1946 - Christopher Fry's "Phoenix too Frequent" premieres in London
1947 - Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass. World Heavyweight title
1947 - Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins
1949 - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse" premieres in Basel
1949 - Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
1950 - Republik Maluku Selatan (also known as the Republic of the South Moluccas) declared on Ambon
1950 - Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
1952 - 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1952 - American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
1952 - German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
Molecular biologist Francis CrickMolecular biologist Francis Crick 1953 - Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
1954 - Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
1954 - British raid Nairobi, Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
1954 - WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Noel Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London
1957 - 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
1957 - Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
1957 - WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1959 - Then-bishop Karol Wojtyla's celebrates newly completed Nowa Huta, Poland's first ever Mass at midnight of Christmas morning
1960 - 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
1961 - "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs
1961 - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 - Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
1961 - Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
1961 - Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
1961 - Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
1962 - Cleve sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
1962 - Lion & Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1962 - US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
1962 - US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
1964 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1964 - 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
1965 - 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1965 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
1966 - Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse, Belgium
1967 - Abortion legalized in Colorado
1967 - Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1967 - Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" premieres in NYC
1968 - "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
1969 - 5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" )
1970 - "Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
1970 - Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
1970 - Melanie (Safka) releases "Lay Down"
1971 - About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington, D.C.
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1971 - US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - The Northern Ireland census is held
1972 - Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Gunther Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, found to be a spy
1974 - Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
1974 - Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
1974 - NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
1975 - 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1975 - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
1975 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1975 - West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
1976 - Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1976 - India all out for 97 v West Indies
1976 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1976 - Portugal adopts new constitution
1976 - Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
1977 - Cin Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
1978 - Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
1978 - ABC premiere of crime drama "Vega$"
1979 - "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
1979 - Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect
1980 - A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umpires from attacking a fan
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1980 - Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1980 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 - Mariners mgr Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
1981 - More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
1982 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 - Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
1983 - "Nightline" expands from ½ hour to a full hour
1983 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 1983 - Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
1983 - Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR
1983 - Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
1984 - Rock group Wings disbands
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances
1985 - Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1985 - For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)
1985 - Roger Miller's musical "Big River" premieres in NYC
1985 - West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1986 - ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
1986 - Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
Country Singer Roger MillerCountry Singer Roger Miller 1988 - "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
1988 - John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
1988 - NASA launches space vehicle S-211
1989 - Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1989 - Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
1990 - 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
1990 - Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1990 - Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres
1991 - "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
1991 - Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
1991 - Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC
1991 - Iraq expects to resume crude oil and product exports by July
1992 - "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
1992 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell
1993 - "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1993 - Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
1993 - 1993 NFL Draft: Drew Bledsoe from Washington State first pick by New England Patriots
1994 - 14" of snow in Southern Calif
1994 - Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
1994 - Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
1994 - King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
1994 - Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
1994 - Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
1995 - "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 perfs
1996 - "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
1997 - Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR
1997 - The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released
Actress Anne HecheActress Anne Heche 2005 - The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
2005 - Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
2005 - 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
2007 - Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
2009 - Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who "has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles"
2009 - 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
Actor Elijah WoodActor Elijah Wood 2011 - At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
2012 - The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012
2013 - The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years
2013 - 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
2013 - 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
2015 - 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli Peninsula landings in Turkey by ANZAC forces during WWI

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