About April 25

April 25, 2024 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.

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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 279 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 25

  • 1134
    The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1849
    The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
  • 1939
    DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.
  • 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
    Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 1974
    Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the Estado Novo regime and eventually establishes a democratic government.
  • 1982
    Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
  • 1986
    Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • 1988
    In Israel, John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War 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.
  • 2011
    At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

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