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April 25 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 25. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 58 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 404 BC
    Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends.
  • 775
    The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.
  • 799
    After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.
  • 1134
    The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.
  • 1607
    Eighty Years’ War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
  • 1644
    The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • 1707
    A coalition of England, the Netherlands and Portugal is defeated by a Franco-Spanish army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1792
    Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  • 1792
    “La Marseillaise” (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
  • 1804
    The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
  • 1829
    Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • 1846
    Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War.
  • 1847
    The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
  • 1849
    The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
  • 1859
    British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Forces under Union Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Marks’ Mills.
  • 1882
    Tonkin Campaign: French and Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1901
    New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins: The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.
  • 1916
    Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
  • 1920
    At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class “A” League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.
  • 1938
    U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
  • 1940
    Merkið, the flag of the Faroe Islands is approved by the British occupation government.
  • 1943
    The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 1944
    The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  • 1945
    Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.
  • 1945
    Liberation Day (Italy): The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini is captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.

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