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

  • 1847
    The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  • 1945
    The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.
  • 1960
    The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 1983
    American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
  • 1988
    In Israel, John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project comes to an end two and a half years earlier than expected.
  • 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?

  • 1214
    King Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
  • 1228
    King Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
  • 1599
    Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1658)
  • 1898
    Fred Haney, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1913
    Nikolaos Roussen, Greek naval officer in World War II (d. 1944)
  • 1944
    Len Goodman, English dancer
  • 1946
    Talia Shire, American actress
  • 1974
    Dean Phoenix American gay pornographic actor
  • 1975
    Jacque Jones, American baseball player
  • 1996
    Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress

Who died on April 25?

  • 1744
    Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)
  • 1840
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1923
    Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian politician (b. 1840)
  • 1992
    Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
  • 1995
    Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)
  • 2004
    Thom Gunn, English poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • 2008
    Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician and broadcaster (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne (b. 1935)

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