APRiL 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1599 ~ Oliver Cromwell the English general and politician was born on this 25th April 1599 (died 1658).

1792 ~ The GUiLLOTiNE decapitates the 1st head on this 25th day of April in 1792, when executing highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier. 

Execution of Languille in 1905
Execution of Languille in 1905

1874 GUGLiELMO MARCONi the Italian inventor, best known as the father of long distance radio transmission was born on this 25th day of April in 1874 (died in 1937 aged 63). Guglielmo Marconi developed Marconi’s law and the radio telegraph system, and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Guglielmo Marconi the Italian inventor also known as the father of long distance radio transmission
Guglielmo Marconi the Italian inventor also known as the father of long distance radio transmission

1915 ~ The BATTLE Of GALLiPOLi began on the 25th April 1915, when the invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops when landing at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.

1916 ANZAC DAY (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps Day) was commemorated for the 1st time in 1916, for the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in 1915. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, to commemorate by both countries who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Today Anzac day commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.

Australian troops charging an Ottoman trench, just before the evacuation
Australian troops charging an Ottoman trench, just before the evacuation
Anzac Day 25th April 2013 Lest we forget skyscape sunrise dawn sunset clouds photo meme cover banner by Anton K
ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013 Lest we forget ~ skyscape scene shot by Anton K. Kressnig on Anzac Day on Thursday the 25th April 2013

 

1917 ELLA FiTZGERALD the American singer was born on this 25th day of April in 1917 (died in 1996 aged 79).

1927 ~ ALBERT UDERZO the French cartoonist best known for his work on the ASTERiX series was born on this 25th day of April in 1927.

Asterix and The Actress book cover
Asterix and The Actress book cover

1939 DC COMiCS published its 2nd major superhero BATMAN in Detective Comics on this 25th day of April in 1939, which became one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.

Batman debut in Detective Comics #27 ~ May 1939 DC Comics
Batman debut in Detective Comics #27 ~ May 1939 DC Comics

1940 ~ AL PACiNO the Americanactor was born on this 25th day of April in 1940.

Al Pacino Scarface movie poster
Al Pacino Scarface movie poster

1943 ~ TONY CHRiSTiE the English musician, singer and actor, best known for his 1971 hit “Is This The Way To Amarillo” was born as Anthony Fitzgerald on this 25th day of April in 1943.

1945 ~ BJöRN ULVAEUS the Swedish singer and songwriter from ABBA was born on this 25th day of April in 1945.

1945 ~ MiKE KOGEL the German born lead singer of the Spanish pop rock group LOS BRAVOS, best known for the hit “Black Is Black” in 1966, was born on this 25th day of April in 1945.

1958 ~ FiSH the Scottish singer and lyricist from MARiLLiON was born on this 25th day of April in 1958.

1961 ~ ROBERT NOYCE was granted a patent for an integrated circuit (aka the microchip) on this 25th day of April in 1961, which fueled the personal computer revolution, that gave Silicon Valley its name, which became the reason you now have computers, mobile phones, and other digital appliances.

1969 ~ RENéE ZELLWEGER the American actress was born on this 25th day of April in 1969.

1983PiONEER 10 travels beyond Pluto‘s orbit on this 25th day of April in 1983.

1998RED HAT SOCiETY began on this 25th day of April in 1998.

2009 ~ BEATRiCE ARTHUR the American comedienne, actress, and singer best known from The Golden Girls died on this 25th day of April in 2009 aged 86.

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