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, 1,619,308,800 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 ‘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

  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit.
  • 1986
    Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • 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?

  • 1694
    Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (d. 1753)
  • 1900
    Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1917
    Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
  • 1923
    Albert King, American musician (d. 1992)
  • 1925
    Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1955
    Christopher Tyng, American composer
  • 1975
    Jacque Jones, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Monty Panesar, English cricketer
  • 1984
    Melonie Diaz, American actress

Who died on April 25?

  • 1744
    Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)
  • 1840
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1906
    John Knowles Paine, American composer (b. 1839)
  • 1919
    Augustus D. Juilliard, music patron (b. 1836)
  • 1928
    Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 2000
    David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • 2002
    Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 2007
    Alan Ball, British footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Bobby “Boris” Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician and broadcaster (b. 1921)

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