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    • April 25, 1607 Eighty Years' War: Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.

    • April 25, 1684 Patent granted for the thimble

    • April 25, 1707 Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portugese

    • April 25, 1707 The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.

    • April 25, 1792 """La Marseillaise"" (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle."

    • April 25, 1792 "Guillotine first used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier"

    • April 25, 1792 Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.

    • April 25, 1829 Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

    • April 25, 1846 "Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War."

    • April 25, 1847 The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

    • April 25, 1848 A Graham discovers asteroid #9 Metis

    • April 25, 1849 "The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots."

    • April 25, 1859 Ground broken for Suez Canal

    • April 25, 1859 Ground is broken for the Suez Canal.

    • April 25, 1862 "Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans, La"

    • April 25, 1862 "Union naval forces occupy New Orleans, LA"

    • April 25, 1864 "Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas"

    • April 25, 1867 Tokyo is opened for foreign trade

    • April 25, 1876 "Chicago Cubs first NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)"

    • April 25, 1891 Pres Benjamin Harrison visits SF

    • April 25, 1896 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)

    • April 25, 1898 Congress declares war existed with Spain since 21 April

    • April 25, 1898 US declares war on Spain

    • April 25, 1900 "At Israel's Port South Africa, the Canadians engage Boers in Battle of Israel's Port."

    • April 25, 1901 Australian forces return from service in the Boxer Rebellion in China

    • April 25, 1901 Erve Beck hit the first home run in the American League

    • April 25, 1901 New York becomes first state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)

    • April 25, 1901 New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.

    • April 25, 1904 NY Yankee Jack Chesbro's first of 41 wins this year

    • April 25, 1914 "First combat observation mission by Navy plane, at Veracruz, Mexico."

    • April 25, 1915 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli

    • April 25, 1915 "Australian troops land on the beaches of Gallipoli, Turkey"

    • April 25, 1915 "Capt. Francis Alexander CAron Scrimger (Cdn. Army Medical Corp.) wins the Victoria Cross at Ypres, Belgium"

    • April 25, 1915 "The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles."

    • April 25, 1916 "ANZAC Day commemorated for the first time, on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove."

    • April 25, 1916 Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.

    • April 25, 1916 First commemoration of Anzac Day

    • April 25, 1918 "Australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France"

    • April 25, 1923 "First Anzac Day Dawn Service held on Mt Clarence, overlooking King Georges Sound, Albany, Western Australia"

    • April 25, 1925 Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany

    • April 25, 1926 Giacomo Puccini's Turandot is performed for the first time under Arturo Toscanini's conduction.

    • April 25, 1926 Reza Khan is crowned Shah of Iran under the name Reza Shah Pahlavi.

    • April 25, 1937 Clem Sohn air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open

    • April 25, 1938 The first use of seeing eye dog

    • April 25, 1938 U.S. Supreme Court delivers opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.

    • April 25, 1940 The Faroese flag Merki is made the official flag for the Faroe Islands.

    • April 25, 1940 Two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway.

    • April 25, 1943 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket was instituted.

    • April 25, 1944 The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.

    • April 25, 1945 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF

    • April 25, 1945 "Elbe Day: United States and Russian troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe."

    • April 25, 1945 "Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations."

    • April 25, 1945 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany

    • April 25, 1945 Nazi occupation army leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement.

    • April 25, 1945 RCAF's No. 6 Group makes its last bombing raid over Germany.

    • April 25, 1945 The U.S. Army blows the swastika from the top of the Zeppelintribne.

    • April 25, 1945 "U.S. and Red Army units meet near the Elbe River at Torgan, 75 miles south of Berlin."

    • April 25, 1945 United Nations founded at San Francisco

    • April 25, 1945 US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River

    • April 25, 1946 """Exposition Flyer"" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48"

    • April 25, 1952 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter

    • April 25, 1953 Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.

    • April 25, 1954 Bell labs announces first solar battery (NYC)

    • April 25, 1955 "Canadian Pacific inaugurates its new stainless steel, scenic-domed transcontinental passenger train ""The Canadian"" between Montreal/Toronto and Vancouver."

    • April 25, 1956 "Elvis Presley's ""Heartbreak Hotel"" goes #1"

    • April 25, 1957 The first experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated

    • April 25, 1959 "St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping"

    • April 25, 1959 "The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping."

    • April 25, 1959 USS Eversole rescues 14 Chinese Nationalist fishermen from their sinking fishing trawler in the Formosa Strait.

    • April 25, 1960 "Hope Emerson actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62"

    • April 25, 1960 Locomotive number 6043 makes the last scheduled run of a steam locomotive on Canadian National on train 76 between The Pas and Winnipeg.

    • April 25, 1960 The first submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)

    • April 25, 1961 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin

    • April 25, 1961 Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.

    • April 25, 1961 Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit

    • April 25, 1961 Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad

    • April 25, 1962 US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon

    • April 25, 1966 Tashkent city was destroyed by a huge earthquake.

    • April 25, 1967 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland

    • April 25, 1967 "The Commons passes Act unifying the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force into one unit, the Canadian Armed Forces. A sad day for the Canadian military"

    • April 25, 1970 "Freda Payne releases ""Band of Gold"""

    • April 25, 1970 "Melanie releases ""Lay Down"""

    • April 25, 1971 US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire

    • April 25, 1972 "George Sanders actor (Mr Freeze-Batman), dies at 65"

    • April 25, 1972 "Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12"

    • April 25, 1972 "Paula the cat, a ten month old tabby, survives a fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building."

    • April 25, 1974 Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal restores democracy after more than forty years as a corporate fascist state.

    • April 25, 1974 Dictator Ant¢nio Salazar overthrown in Portugal

    • April 25, 1975 "As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam."

    • April 25, 1975 "The first Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao"

    • April 25, 1976 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire

    • April 25, 1978 Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more

    • April 25, 1979 """Rock 'n Roll High Schools"" premiers"

    • April 25, 1981 Dixie a mouse who lived 6« years

    • April 25, 1981 "Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)"

    • April 25, 1981 "More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan."

    • April 25, 1982 British commandos invade South Georgia

    • April 25, 1982 "Don Wilson TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81"

    • April 25, 1982 "In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawl"

    • April 25, 1982 Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

    • April 25, 1983 """Nightline"" expands from « hour to a full hour"

    • April 25, 1983 American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.

    • April 25, 1983 Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.

    • April 25, 1983 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR

    • April 25, 1984 "Richard Benedict actor, dies at 64 of a heart attack"

    • April 25, 1984 Rock group Wings disbands

    • April 25, 1985 "For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Cup game"

    • April 25, 1985 "Murray Matheson actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72"

    • April 25, 1985 "Richard Haydn British actor, dies at 80"

    • April 25, 1986 "Mswati III was crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II."

    • April 25, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Madonna - La Isla Bonita

    • April 25, 1988 """Nightline"" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel"

    • April 25, 1988 "In Israel, John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II."

    • April 25, 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-211

    • April 25, 1989 James Richardson is freed from a Florida prison 21 years after being wrongfully convicted of the murder of his seven children.

    • April 25, 1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

    • April 25, 1989 "Near Coast of Guerrero, Mexico a 6.8 quake killed 3 people, and few injured and some damage at Mexico City"

    • April 25, 1990 25th Academy of Country Music Awards (Clint Black & Kathy Mattea win)

    • April 25, 1990 "Dexter Gordon jazz saxophonist, dies at 67 in Philadelphia"

    • April 25, 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle discovery

    • April 25, 1990 The Hubble Telescope was deployed from Space Shuttle Discovery into orbit.

    • April 25, 1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres

    • April 25, 1991 Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)

    • April 25, 1991 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment

    • April 25, 1991 The Interprovincial Pipeline mothballed; Quebec refiners can buy oil cheaper offshore; Sarnia to Montreal 832 km line built in 1974 energy crisis.

    • April 25, 1992 "In Petrolia, California a 7.1 earthquake resulted in ninety-eight people injured and considerable damage in southwestern Humboldt County"

    • April 25, 2005 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.

    • April 25, 2005 Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties gaining entrance into the European Union.

    • April 25, 2005 The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.

    • April 25, 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.







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