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

  • 1792
    La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.
  • 1961
    Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1975
    As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 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?

  • 1923
    Melissa Hayden, American ballerina (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • 1927
    Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1969
    Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster
  • 1969
    Renée Zellweger, American actress
  • 1975
    Jacque Jones, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Gilberto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1983
    Joanne Peh, Singaporean actress
  • 1990
    Taylor Walker, Australian Rules football player

Who died on April 25?

  • 1077
    Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
  • 1566
    Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)
  • 1928
    Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 1937
    Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
  • 1973
    Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (b. 1896)
  • 1983
    William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (b. 1897)
  • 1995
    Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Thom Gunn, English poet (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)

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