On This Day

On This Day in History for April 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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 Portugal adopts new constitution
  • 1976 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978 Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
  • 1979 Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect

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1980 Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1983 Portugal's Mário Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares

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1983 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1983 NASA space probe Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 West German Parliament rules it is 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.
  • 1988 John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-211
  • 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
  • 1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6-year term as Nicaragua's president
  • 1991 Iraq announces it expects to resume crude oil and product exports by July
  • 1992 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1993 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 14" of snow in Southern California
  • 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

  • 2005 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.
  • 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 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
  • 2015 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Kathmandu in Nepal, killing 8000, leaving over 100,000 homeless, destroying many historic sites
  • 2018 Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl
  • 2018 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment

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2019 Former US Vice President Joe Biden announces his campaign for president via video

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 2019 Microsoft becomes the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon
  • 2019 Thousands march in Khartoum, Sudan calling for civilian rule
  • 2019 Cyclone Kenneth strikes Mozambique with winds of 220km/h (140mph) killing at least38 people and damaging nearly 35,000 homes
  • 2019 More than 1,600 civilians were killed in US-led coalition air and land strikes on Raqqa in 2017, according to Amnesty International and monitoring group Airwars

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