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, 24,359,040 minutes 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.
  • 1792
    Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  • 1829
    Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • 1849
    The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1901
    New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 1944
    The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1776
    Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
  • 1874
    Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1937)
  • 1918
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Talia Shire, American actress
  • 1947
    Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
  • 1951
    Ian McCartney, British Member of Parliament
  • 1953
    Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1964
    Andy Bell, English singer and songwriter (Erasure)
  • 1969
    Darren Woodson, American football player
  • 1983
    Joanne Peh, Singaporean actress

Who died on April 25?

  • 1660
    Henry Hammond, English churchman (b. 1605)
  • 1770
    Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 1892
    Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1923
    Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian politician (b. 1840)
  • 1976
    Markus Reiner, Israeli scientist (b. 1886)
  • 1988
    Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist (b. 1936)
  • 1998
    Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Thom Gunn, English poet (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician and broadcaster (b. 1921)

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