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

  • 1607
    Eighty Years’ War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
  • 1974
    Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the Estado Novo regime and eventually establishes a democratic government.
  • 2005
    107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1862
    Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, British politician (d. 1933)
  • 1913
    Nikolaos Roussen, Greek naval officer in World War II (d. 1944)
  • 1932
    Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player
  • 1940
    Jochen Borchert, German politician
  • 1948
    Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
  • 1961
    Dinesh D'Souza, American author
  • 1974
    Dean Phoenix American gay pornographic actor
  • 1977
    Kim Jong Kook, South Korean singer
  • 1983
    DeAngelo Williams, American football player
  • 1988
    James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on April 25?

  • 68
    Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
  • 1077
    Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
  • 1472
    Leon Battista Alberti, Italian artist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)
  • 1644
    Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (b. 1611)
  • 1878
    Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)
  • 1892
    Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1978
    Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
  • 1999
    Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)
  • 1999
    Roger Troutman, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 2002
    Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)

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