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, 1,493,078,400 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 ‘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

  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1916
    Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
  • 1920
    At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class “A” League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.
  • 1939
    DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 1945
    Elbe Day: United States and Soviet 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.
  • 1959
    The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project comes to an end two and a half years earlier than expected.
  • 2005
    The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1284
    King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
  • 1775
    Charlotte of Spain, Spanish Infanta and queen of Portugal (d. 1830)
  • 1918
    Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • 1925
    Sammy Drechsel, German journalist, film director, and cabaret performer (d. 1986)
  • 1938
    Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
  • 1949
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1969
    Gina Torres, American actress
  • 1977
    Kim Jong Kook, South Korean singer
  • 1978
    Letícia Birkheuer, Brazilian model
  • 1980
    Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer

Who died on April 25?

  • 1265
    Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
  • 1472
    Leon Battista Alberti, Italian artist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)
  • 1605
    Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • 1744
    Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)
  • 1840
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1937
    Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
  • 1944
    Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1859)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1996
    Saul Bass, American graphics designer (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)

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