What are the important events that happened on April 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 25 is the 115th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,884,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecapentagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 300 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,586 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 25 Historical Events

  • 1134
    The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 1829
    Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • 1846
    Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
  • 1859
    British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1945
    Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 1988
    In Israel, John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
  • 2009
    Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.
  • 2011
    At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1776
    Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
  • 1913
    Nikolaos Roussen, Greek naval officer in World War II (d. 1944)
  • 1914
    Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1942
    Jon Kyl, American politician, junior senator of Arizona
  • 1949
    Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
  • 1959
    Tony Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Andy Bell, English singer and songwriter (Erasure)
  • 1965
    Simon Fowler, English musician (Ocean Colour Scene)
  • 1970
    Jason Lee, American actor
  • 1980
    Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist

Who died on April 25?

  • 68
    Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
  • 1077
    Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
  • 1566
    Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)
  • 1605
    Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • 1660
    Henry Hammond, English churchman (b. 1605)
  • 1944
    Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1859)
  • 2000
    Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Indra Devi, yoga teacher (b. 1899)
  • 2007
    Bobby “Boris” Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2010
    Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne (b. 1935)

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