April 25: Day of the Week
April 25, 2020 was the 116th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 250 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1644The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
- 1792La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
- 1847The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
- 1862American Civil War: Forces under Union Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1920At 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.
- 1939DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.
- 1944The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
- 1945The 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 tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.
- 1959The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
- 2005The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
Who were born on April 25?
- 1284King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
- 1621Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
- 1873Walter de la Mare, English poet (d. 1956)
- 1902Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
- 1917Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
- 1944Len Goodman, English dancer
- 1949Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
- 1964Hank Azaria, American actor and voice actor
- 1977Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
- 1981Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One driver
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