What Happened on April 25

Significant 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.
  • 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
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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

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
  • 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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