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 116th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,461,542,400 seconds 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 ‘hectadecahexagon’ 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 278 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 1,221 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 25 Historical Events

  • 404 BC
    Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends.
  • 1792
    Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
  • 1974
    Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the Estado Novo regime and eventually establishes a democratic government.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 2009
    Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1850
    Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer (d. 1927)
  • 1851
    Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. “Clarín”, Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1932
    William Roache, British television actor (Coronation Street)
  • 1938
    Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
  • 1952
    Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • 1969
    Darren Woodson, American football player
  • 1970
    Jason Wiles, American actor
  • 1971
    Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer
  • 1983
    J.P. Howell, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama

Who died on April 25?

  • 1840
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1875
    Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama (b. 1857)
  • 1891
    Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • 1937
    Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
  • 1975
    Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)
  • 1976
    Markus Reiner, Israeli scientist (b. 1886)
  • 1983
    William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (b. 1897)
  • 1995
    Andria Balanchivadze, Georgian composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001
    Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Indra Devi, yoga teacher (b. 1899)

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