Today in History, English
Today in History, English

47551April 25Event1966 – The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.
47552April 25Event1972 – 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.
47553April 25Event1974 – Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the fascist Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.
47554April 25Event1975 – As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
47555April 25Event1981 – More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
47556April 25Event1982 – Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
47557April 25Event1983 – 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.
47558April 25Event1983 – Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
47559April 25Event1986 – Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
47560April 25Event1988 – In Israel, John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
47561April 25Event1990 – Violeta Chamorro takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.
47562April 25Event2001 – Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany.
47563April 25Event2005 – The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
47564April 25Event2005 – Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
47565April 25Event2005 – One hundred seven people die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
47566April 25Event2007 – 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.
47567April 25Event2015 – Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.
47568April 25Event2015 – Riots break out in Baltimore, Maryland following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
47569April 25Birth1214 – Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
47570April 25Birth1228 – Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
47571April 25Birth1284 – Edward II of England (d. 1327)
47572April 25Birth1287 – Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)
47573April 25Birth1502 – Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)
47574April 25Birth1599 – Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1658)
47575April 25Birth1608 – Gaston, Duke of Orléans (d. 1660)
47576April 25Birth1621 – Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)
47577April 25Birth1666 – Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)
47578April 25Birth1694 – Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)
47579April 25Birth1710 – James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author (d. 1776)
47580April 25Birth1723 – Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)

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