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

  • 1607
    Eighty Years’ War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
  • 1707
    The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1916
    Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project comes to an end two and a half years earlier than expected.
  • 2005
    107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1770
    Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • 1775
    Charlotte of Spain, Spanish Infanta and queen of Portugal (d. 1830)
  • 1776
    Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
  • 1900
    Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1926
    Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    Richard C. Hoagland, American conspiracy theorist
  • 1946
    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian politician
  • 1949
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1949
    James Fenton, English poet
  • 1969
    Gina Torres, American actress

Who died on April 25?

  • 1265
    Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
  • 1690
    David Teniers the Younger, Flemish artist (b. 1610)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1975
    Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)
  • 1988
    Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist (b. 1936)
  • 1995
    Andria Balanchivadze, Georgian composer (b. 1906)
  • 1995
    Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Athanasios Papoulis, Greek-American engineer and applied mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)

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