25 April

25 April

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Malaria Day
  • World Penguin Day
  • National Hug A Plumber Day
  • National DNA Day

Historic Events

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.

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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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