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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
  • 1983
    American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
  • 1986
    Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project comes to an end two and a half years earlier than expected.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1851
    Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. “Clarín”, Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1906
    William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1997)
  • 1909
    William Pereira, American architect (d. 1985)
  • 1927
    Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Paul Mazursky, American film director and writer
  • 1941
    Bertrand Tavernier, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1942
    Jon Kyl, American politician, junior senator of Arizona
  • 1950
    Steve Ferrone, English drummer
  • 1966
    Diego Domínguez, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1981
    John McFall, British sprinter

Who died on April 25?

  • 1595
    Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (b. 1544)
  • 1840
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1878
    Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1973
    Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (b. 1896)
  • 1982
    John Cody, American cardinal (b. 1907)
  • 1983
    William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (b. 1897)
  • 1998
    Christian Mortensen, Danish-American supercentenarian (b. 1882)
  • 2002
    Indra Devi, yoga teacher (b. 1899)
  • 2004
    Thom Gunn, English poet (b. 1929)

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