On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1792

Historical Events

  • "La Marseillaise", later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg
  • Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier

Famous Birthdays

  • John Keble, Anglican priest and founder (Oxford Movement), born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, dies at 54
  • Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
1792 Highlights

About April 25, 1792

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 229 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus