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

  • 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
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 1944
    The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 1986
    Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • 2009
    Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1502
    Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (d. 1574)
  • 1770
    Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • 1851
    Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. “Clarín”, Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1925
    Sammy Drechsel, German journalist, film director, and cabaret performer (d. 1986)
  • 1930
    Paul Mazursky, American film director and writer
  • 1933
    Jerry Leiber, American composer
  • 1940
    Jochen Borchert, German politician
  • 1942
    Jon Kyl, American politician, junior senator of Arizona
  • 1977
    Marguerite Moreau, American actress
  • 1982
    Marco Russo, Italian footballer

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)
  • 1644
    Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (b. 1611)
  • 1915
    Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1976
    Carol Reed, English film producer and director (b. 1906)
  • 1988
    Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist (b. 1936)
  • 1995
    Andria Balanchivadze, Georgian composer (b. 1906)
  • 1996
    Saul Bass, American graphics designer (b. 1920)
  • 2009
    Beatrice Arthur, American comedienne, actress, and singer (b. 1922)

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