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.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1938
    U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
  • 1944
    The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  • 1974
    Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the Estado Novo regime and eventually establishes a democratic government.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 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?

  • 1621
    Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
  • 1710
    James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)
  • 1906
    William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Earl Bostic, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1925
    Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1942
    Katsuji Adachi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1953
    Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1964
    Andy Bell, English singer and songwriter (Erasure)
  • 1977
    Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
  • 1987
    Johann Smith, American soccer player

Who died on April 25?

  • 1077
    Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
  • 1295
    King Sancho IV of Castile
  • 1595
    Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (b. 1544)
  • 1605
    Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • 1690
    David Teniers the Younger, Flemish artist (b. 1610)
  • 1875
    Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama (b. 1857)
  • 1978
    Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
  • 2000
    David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • 2008
    Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician and broadcaster (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Beatrice Arthur, American comedienne, actress, and singer (b. 1922)

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