Today in History, English
Today in History, English

47941April 25Holiday and observanceFlag Day (Swaziland)
47942April 25Holiday and observanceFreedom Day (Portugal)
47943April 25Holiday and observanceLiberation Day (Italy)
47944April 25Holiday and observanceMalaria Awareness Day (International)
47945April 25Holiday and observanceMilitary Foundation Day (North Korea)
47946April 25Holiday and observanceParental Alienation Awareness Day
47947April 25Holiday and observanceRed Hat Society Day
47948April 25Holiday and observanceRobigalia, celebrated on 25 Aprilis. (Roman Empire)
47949April 25Holiday and observanceRogation Day ("Major Rogation Day") (Roman Catholic Church)
47950April 25Holiday and observanceSinai Liberation Day (Egypt)
47951April 25Holiday and observanceThe latest possible date for Easter Sunday (last in 1943, next in 2038)
47952April 26Event1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.
47953April 26Event1478 – The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
47954April 26Event1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).
47955April 26Event1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
47956April 26Event1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.
47957April 26Event1777 - Sibyl Ludington, aged 16, rides 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British.
47958April 26Event1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually co
47959April 26Event1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.
47960April 26Event1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
47961April 26Event1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states.
47962April 26Event1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
47963April 26Event1903 – Atlético Madrid Association football club is founded
47964April 26Event1923 – The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
47965April 26Event1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
47966April 26Event1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
47967April 26Event1937 – Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
47968April 26Event1942 – Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
47969April 26Event1943 – The Easter Riots break out in Uppsala, Sweden.
47970April 26Event1944 – Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.

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