April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 250 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 25th in history!
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- World Malaria Day
- World Penguin Day
- National Hug A Plumber Day
- National DNA Day
What Happened On This Day – April 25
2011: The largest tornado outbreak ever recorded hits the U.S.
348 people in six states were killed during the outbreak, which encompassed a total of 358 confirmed tornadoes.
1990: Hubble Space Telescope was sent into orbit in 1990.
1983: The German news magazine, Stern, announces discovery of Hitler’s diaries
The documents were later exposed as forgeries, triggering one of the most spectacular media scandals in history. Experts believe that Hitler never kept a diary.
1974: In Portugal, the fascist Estado Novo is overthrown in a bloodless coup
1974: A bloodless coup ends the dictatorship in Portugal in 1974.
The leftist Carnation Revolution was led by military officers and supported by widespread civil resistance.
1953: The double helix structure of DNA described for the first time
Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their groundbreaking findings about the molecule containing genetic information was in Nature that day.
1859: Construction of the Suez Canal begins
The waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea became the shortest sea link between Europe and Asia.
1940: Germany’s Signal magazine photo. Krupp’s heavy railway gun bombards Dover during the summer of 1940.
1917: Petrograd workers getting newspapers, early 1917. The very cheap “Russkoye Slovo” had passed 1,000,000 daily readers.
1794: Daniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe”, regarded as the 1st English novel in 1794.
Births On This Day, April 25
1940: Al Pacino, American actor, director
1928: Cy Twombly, American/Italian painter, sculptor
1917: Ella Fitzgerald, American singer
1874: Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman, inventor, developed Marconi’s law, Nobel Prize laureate
1599: Oliver Cromwell, English general, politician
Al Pacino was born.
Arijit Singh was born.
Tim Duncan was born.
Deaths On This Day, April 25
2008: Humphrey Lyttelton, English trumpet player, composer
2006: Jane Jacobs, American/Canadian journalist, author, activist
2001: Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver
1944: George Herriman, American cartoonist
1744: Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer
Lisa Lopez died.
Carol Reed died.
Ginger Rogers died.