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
  • 1915 First landings at Gaba Tepe and Cape Helles on the Gallipoli Peninsula by ANZAC forces during WWI
  • 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.
  • 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by space shuttle Discovery
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Apr 25 in Film & TV

  • 1964 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus

Apr 25 in Music

Apr 25 in Sport

  • 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st African American to be drafted into the NBA (for Boston Celtics)

Did You Know?

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

On April 25, 1507

Would You Believe?

1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by USS submarine Triton in 60 days, 21 hours

On April 25, 1960

Famous Weddings

  • 1972 Comedic actor Bob Denver (37) weds third wife Carole Abrahams
  • 1973 Singer and actor Dean Martin marries third wife Catherine Hawn (divorced 1976)
  • 1981 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)

Famous Divorces

  • 1991 American fashion designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce from 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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