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.
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.
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.
1917 ~ ELLA FiTZGERALD the American singer was born on this 25th day of April in 1917 (died in 1996 aged 79).
1940 ~ AL PACiNO the Americanactor was born on this 25th day of April in 1940.
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.
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.
1983 ~ PiONEER 10 travels beyond Pluto‘s orbit on this 25th day of April in 1983.
1998 ~ RED HAT SOCiETY began on this 25th day of April in 1998.