This Day in History – April 25

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April 25

We can work to change our future, but there is one thing we can’t change is definitely going to be our history or our past. We can only learn from history and not change it. Every day is significant in its own right and has its own history. We’ve assembled the list of some of the most significant incidents that happened on April 25, this day in history.

What Happened in India on April 25?

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1964: 11th Indian National Film Awards
On April 25, 1964, the 11th Indian National Film Awards were held, and “Shehar Aur Sapna” was awarded the Golden Lotus.

2010: IPL Finals
Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the IPL Cricket Final, which was held at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.

2018: Asaram Bapu
Asaram Bapu, an Indian religious leader, was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 16-year-old child.

What Happened Around the World on April 25?

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1507: Martin Waldseemüller first used the name America
Martin Waldseemüller, a German cartographer, was the first to use the word America on his “Universalis Cosmographia” world map.

1626: Battle of Dessau Bridge
The Holy Roman Empire’s armies, led by Albrecht von Wallenstein, defeated a Danish attempt to cross the Elbe River, led by Ernst von Mansfeld (Thirty Years’ War).

1644: Last Ming Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself
Chongzhen, the last Ming Emperor, hanged himself from a tree on Jing Mountain in Beijing rather than be captured by Li Zicheng’s troops on April 25, 1644.

1719: 1st English novel published
The first English book “Robinson Crusoe” was written by Daniel Defoe, got published on April 24, 1719.

1792: “La Marseillaise”
In Strasbourg, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote and composed “La Marseillaise,” which became France’s national anthem.

1914: US and Mexico Disputes
Argentina, Brazil, and Chile convinced US President Woodrow Wilson to consider mediation in the dispute with Mexico on April 25, 1914.

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1928: First guide dog
Buddy, a German Shepherd, was the first guide dog for Morris Frank, a US citizen.

1945: Raising a flag over the Reichstag
The encirclement of Berlin by Soviet forces was completed, cutting off all entry points west of the German capital on April 25, 1945.

1947: Lou Thesz
In St Louis, Lou Thesz beat Whipper Watson to win the National Wrestling Association’s world heavyweight championship on April 25, 1947.

1953: Double helix structure of DNA
The discovery of the double helix structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson was published in the journal “Nature.”

1954: First solar battery
Bell Labs announced the world’s first silicon-based solar battery. It had a 6% efficiency rating.

1975: Victory of Mário Soares’ Socialist Party
Following the Carnation Revolution of 1974, Mário Soares’ Socialist Party won Portugal’s first free election in 1925.

1983: NASA’s Pioneer 10
Pioneer 10, a NASA space probe, has passed beyond Pluto’s orbit on April 25, 1983.

1990: Hubble Space Telescope
Discovery, the space shuttle, launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.

2009: Elijah Wood
The Midnight Award was given to Elijah Wood by the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 25, 2009.

2015: Earthquake near Kathmandu in Nepal
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near Kathmandu, killing 8000 people, displacing over 100,000 people, and damaging several historic sites on April 25, 2015.

2019: Microsoft
After Apple and Amazon, Microsoft became the third US company to be listed with a market capitalization of $1 trillion.

April 25 Birthdayss

1940: Al Pacino
Alfredo James Pacino is an actor and filmmaker from the United States who has earned several awards and nominations over his five-decade career. He is one of only a few actors to win the Triple Crown of Acting.

1943: Devika
Prameela Devi, also known as Devika, was an Indian actress who worked in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, as well as a few Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films.

1964: Henry Albert Azaria
Henry Albert Azaria is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and director who is best known for his work on The Simpsons.

1987: Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh is a singer and composer from India. He has won a National Award and a total of six Filmfare Awards.

1993: Raphaël Xavier Varane
Raphael Xavier Varane is a French footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for Real Madrid and the France national team.

We hope this blog familiarized with all the major events that happened on April 25. Stay connected with Leverage Edu for more such educational content. If you want to keep yourself updated with such interesting and intriguing reads, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, Instagram and Quora.

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