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 115th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 414,744 hours 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 ‘hectadecapentagon’ 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 300 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 1,586 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.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 1859
    British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.
  • 1945
    Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1287
    Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (d. 1330)
  • 1851
    Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. “Clarín”, Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1873
    Walter de la Mare, English poet (d. 1956)
  • 1918
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Jerry Leiber, American composer
  • 1949
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1952
    Vladislav Tretiak, Soviet ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
  • 1982
    Brian Barton, American baseball player

Who died on April 25?

  • 68
    Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
  • 1566
    Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)
  • 1968
    Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1973
    Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (b. 1896)
  • 1975
    Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)
  • 1996
    Saul Bass, American graphics designer (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 2007
    Bobby “Boris” Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)

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