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Births, Deaths, and Events for 25 April

About This Day

     This is day 115 of the year 2018.
     There are 250 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "If you wish to succeed, consult three old people."



1214   Louis IX - king of France (1226-70)
1284   Edward II - king of England (1307-27)
1599   Oliver Cromwell - Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)
1825   Charles Ferdinand Dowd - US, standardized time zones
1874   Guglielmo Marconi - Bologna, Italy, inventor (but not of the radio as he stole that) (Nobel 1909)
1906   William J. Brennan Jr - Supreme Court justice (1956-90)
1908   Edward R. Murrow - Pole Creek, NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
1912   Gladys L. Presley - mother of Elvis
1917   Ella Fitzgerald - Newport News, VA, singer
1923   Anita Bjorak - actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People)
1923   Albert King - Mississippi, blues singer/guitar (Bad Look Blues)
1930   Paul Mazursky - Brooklyn, NY, writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson)
1930   Dotty Mack - Cincinatti, Ohio, actress (Paul Dixon Show)
1932   Meadowlark Lemon - Lexington, SC, basketball star (Harlem Globetrotter)
1932   William Roache - England, actor (Ken Barlow - Coronation Street)
1940   Al Pacino - NYC, actor (And Justice For All, Godfather, Scorpio)
1945   Bjorn Ulvaeus - rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
1945   Stu Cook - rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
1946   Talia Shire - Lake Success, NY, actress (Adrienne-Rocky, Godfather)
1949   Michael Brown - keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
1950   Steve Ferrone - drummer (Average White Band)
1957   Eric Bristow - England, dart thrower (5 World Masters titles)
1985   Jonathan Halyalkar - Ramsey NJ, actor (Billy-Who's the Boss)



1792   Nicholas Peletier - first to be guillotined
1937   Clem Sohn - air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
1960   Hope Emerson - actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
1972   George Sanders - actor (Mr. Freeze-Batman), dies at 65
1981   Dixie - a mouse who lived 6½ years
1982   Don Wilson - TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
1984   Richard Benedict - actor, dies at 64 of a heart attack
1985   Richard Haydn - British actor, dies at 80
1985   Murray Matheson - actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
1990   Dexter Gordon - jazz saxophonist, dies at 67 in Philadelphia
1995   Ginger Rogers - dancer, dies at 83 of heart failure



   National Zucchini Bread Day
1684   Patent granted for the thimble, saving millions from needle death
1792   Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier
1859   Ground broken for Suez Canal
1862   Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans, LA
1867   Tokyo is opened for foreign trade
1891   President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
1896   Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek, Colorado)
1898   US declares war on Spain
1901   New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
1915   ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
1925   Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany
1938   1st use of seeing eye dog
1945   Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
1945   Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945   US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany, on Elbe River
1945   United Nations founded at San Francisco, 45 countries convene UN Conference on International Organization
1946   "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville, Illinois, killing 48
1954   Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
1956   Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1
1957   1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
1959   St. Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960   1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
1961   Mercury/Atlas rocket lifts off with an electronic mannequin, explodes on the pad
1961   Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
1962   US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon
1967   Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1974   Dictator Antonio Salazar overthrown in Portugal
1975   1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1978   Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
1980   Announcement of hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1982   In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawl
1983   "Nightline" expands from hour to a full hour
1983   Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR
1984   Rock group Wings disbands
1989   Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, NY
1990   Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery



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