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Events and People Who Made History on April 25

12th Century

1185 - Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family

15th Century

1449 - Anti-pope Felix V resigns

16th Century

1507 - Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st used name America

17th Century

1604 - Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
1607 - Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1614 - Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
1626 - Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
1660 - London Convention Parliament begins
1660 - Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
1678 - French troops conquer Ypres
1684 - Patent granted for thimble

18th Century

1707 - Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portuguese
1719 - Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
1747 - Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
1792 - Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier

19th Century

1850 - Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices
1859 - Ground broken for Suez Canal
1861 - 7th New York arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C.
1861 - Battle of Lavaca, Texas
1862 - Battle of New Orleans LA - U.S. Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans
1864 - Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
1867 - Tokyo opens for foreign trade
1875 - Latest date for measurable snow in New York City (3")
1876 - Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
1881 - 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1881 - French troops occupy Algeria and Tunisia
1886 - Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
1896 - Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)
1896 - Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
1898 - U.S. declares war on Spain over Cuba

20th Century

1901 - Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
1901 - In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
1901 - New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
1902 - Erwin Harvey becomes 1st Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game
1904 - New York Yankee Jack Chesbro's 1st of 41 wins this year
1905 - Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Australia season (NSW vs. Qld)
1905 - Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1915 - 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
1926 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot," premieres in Milan
1926 - Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
1927 - Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
1928 - Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for the blind
1932 - Rose Franken's "Another Language," premieres in New York City
1933 - New York Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
1933 - U.S. and Canada drop Gold Standard
1938 - 1st use of seeing eye dog
1941 - Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1944 - United Negro College Fund incorporates
1945 - 45 countries convene United Nations Conference on International Organization in SF
1945 - Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
1945 - British troops reach Grebbe line Netherlands
1945 - Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
1945 - Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945 - Red army completely surrounds Berlin
1945 - U.S. and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on Elbe River
1946 - Christopher Fry's "Phoenix too Frequent," premieres in London
1946 - "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48
1947 - Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1947 - Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Vonte begins
1949 - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse," premieres in Basel
1949 - Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
1950 - Ambon (proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)
1950 - Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
1952 - 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1952 - American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
1952 - German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
1954 - Bell labs announces 1st solar battery
1954 - British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
1954 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
1954 - WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1
1956 - Noel Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble," premieres in London
1957 - 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
1957 - Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
1957 - WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - St. Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960 - 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by Triton
1961 - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 - Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
1961 - Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
1961 - Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
1961 - Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
1961 - "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 27 performances
1962 - Cleveland sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on
1962 - June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
1962 - Lion and Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1962 - U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
1962 - U.S. resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
1964 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1965 - 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
1965 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
1966 - Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium
1967 - Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1967 - Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders," premieres in New York City
1968 - "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 512 performances
1969 - BBC Radio serial "Dales" 5,400th and last episode
1969 - Last radio broadcast of "Mrs Dale's Diary" on BBS
1970 - Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
1970 - Melanie releases "Lay Down"
1970 - "Park" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 5 performances
1971 - About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1971 - U.S. canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire
1971 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1972 - Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
1973 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Chancellor Willy Brandt sect Gunther Guillaume found to be a spy
1974 - Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
1974 - Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
1974 - NFL moves goal posts and adopts sudden-death playoff
1975 - 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1975 - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
1975 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 - West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden
1976 - Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues U.S. flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
1976 - Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1976 - India all out for 97 vs. West Indies
1976 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1976 - Portugal adopts constitution
1977 - Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
1977 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 - Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
1978 - Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
1979 - Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect
1979 - "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
1980 - A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umps from attacking a fan
1980 - Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1980 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
1980 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 - Mariners manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
1981 - Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
1982 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
1982 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 - Yankees fire manager Bob Lemon and replaces him with Gene Michael
1983 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 - "Nightline" expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour
1983 - Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
1983 - Yuri Andropov invites U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith to U.S.S.R.
1984 - Rock group Wings disbands
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 1005 performances
1985 - Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1985 - For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Cup game
1985 - Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in New York City
1985 - West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1986 - ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
1988 - John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
1988 - NASA launches space vehicle S-211
1988 - "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
1989 - Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
1989 - Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
1990 - 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: Clint Black and Kathy Mattea win
1990 - Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1990 - Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's president
1991 - Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
1991 - "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater New York City after 1018 performances
1991 - Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL New England Patriots for sexual harassment
1991 - Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's musical premieres in New York City
1992 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell
1992 - "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 4 performances
1993 - "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 839 performances
1993 - Russia elect Boris Yeltsin leader
1994 - 14" of snow in Southern California
1994 - Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
1994 - Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
1994 - King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
1994 - Mexican businessman and billionaire Angel Losada kidnap
1994 - Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
1995 - 16th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1995 - "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater New York City for 79 performances
1996 - "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk," opens at Ambassador Theater New York City
1997 - Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 250th home run


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