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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 397,200 hours 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.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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 289 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 855 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

Play Super Brain Game Are you good at remembering dates like birthdays? Train your brain if you are not born with superior ability to memorize. Try this free brain game & improve your memory! (Sponsored link)

April 25 Historical Events

  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The last German troops retreat from Finland’s soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.
  • 1961
    Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Boris Yeltsin’s funeral – the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1284
    King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
  • 1599
    Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1658)
  • 1900
    Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1913
    Earl Bostic, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1950
    Peter Jurasik, American actor
  • 1959
    Dominique Blanc, French actress
  • 1964
    Hank Azaria, American actor and voice actor
  • 1969
    Renée Zellweger, American actress
  • 1977
    Matthew West, American Christian singer
  • 1980
    Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer

Who died on April 25?

  • 1265
    Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
  • 1740
    Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)
  • 1770
    Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 1800
    William Cowper, English poet (b. 1731)
  • 1891
    Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • 1892
    Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1911
    Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1968
    Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1998
    Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)

Share or Link to This Page:

Kindly keep the link back to this website. Thank you!