About April 25

April 25, 2021 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.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

What Happened On April 25

  • 404 BC
    Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends.
  • 1707
    The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1792
    La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 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.
  • 1847
    The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
  • 1859
    British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Union Army arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Forces under Union Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.
  • 1945
    Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.
  • 1945
    The last German troops retreat from Finland’s soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • 2005
    107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  • 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.

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