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 116th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 12, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 476,112 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 ‘hectadecahexagon’ day.

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 279 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 4,143 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 25 Historical Events

  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1847
    The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
  • 1849
    The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
  • 1859
    British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1945
    Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  • 1961
    Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  • 2009
    Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.

Who were born on April 25?

  • 1909
    William Pereira, American architect (d. 1985)
  • 1927
    Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • 1940
    Al Pacino, American actor
  • 1959
    Tony Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Diego Domínguez, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1975
    Jacque Jones, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Letícia Birkheuer, Brazilian model
  • 1981
    John McFall, British sprinter
  • 1983
    DeAngelo Williams, American football player
  • 1984
    Robert Andino, American baseball player

Who died on April 25?

  • 68
    Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
  • 1605
    Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • 1690
    David Teniers the Younger, Flemish artist (b. 1610)
  • 1911
    Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1919
    Augustus D. Juilliard, music patron (b. 1836)
  • 1992
    Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
  • 1996
    Saul Bass, American graphics designer (b. 1920)
  • 2000
    David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • 2008
    Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician and broadcaster (b. 1921)

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