What happened this day in history April 25

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,988,480 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 ‘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 282 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 3,047 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.
  • 1792
    Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit.
  • 2005
    107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  • 2005
    Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
  • 2007
    Boris Yeltsin’s funeral – the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1710
    James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)
  • 1925
    Sammy Drechsel, German journalist, film director, and cabaret performer (d. 1986)
  • 1930
    Paul Mazursky, American film director and writer
  • 1945
    Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer and songwriter (ABBA)
  • 1949
    Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
  • 1955
    Christopher Tyng, American composer
  • 1959
    Dominique Blanc, French actress
  • 1966
    Erik Pappas, Greek-American baseball player
  • 1970
    Jason Lee, American actor
  • 1978
    Matt Walker, British swimmer

Who died on April 25?

  • 1878
    Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)
  • 1928
    Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 1972
    George Sanders, British actor (b. 1906)
  • 1973
    Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (b. 1896)
  • 1995
    Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    David Merrick, American theatrical producer (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)
  • 2003
    Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)

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