About April 25

April 25, 2020 is the 116th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On April 25

  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1707
    The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 1846
    Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
  • 1944
    The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
  • 1961
    Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1966
    The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.

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