April 25: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On April 25, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 115th day of the Gregorian calendar is April 25th, which commemorates the United States declaring war on Spain (starting the Spanish American War) and the USS Triton, a US Navy submarine, completing the first underwater circumnavigation of the globe.

Taurus is the zodiac sign for April 25. Len Goodman, Hank Azaria, and Renée Zellweger are all born on April 25th. Administrative Professionals Day, ANZAC Day, International Guide Dog Day, National Telephone Day, and World Malaria Day all fall on April 25th.


(April 25, 1901)
New York became the first U.S. state to require licence plates when Governor Benjamin Odell, Jr. signed legislation requiring automobiles and motorcycles to display "the separate initials of the owner's name placed upon the back thereof in a conspicuous place."


(April 25, 1908)
North Carolina was the birthplace of Edward R. Murrow, a radio and television broadcaster who was the most important and admired figure in American broadcast journalism during its formative years.

(April 25, 1915)
During World War I's Dardanelles Campaign, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in western Turkey.

(April 25, 1995)
Ginger Rogers, an American dancer and actress who co-starred in ten iconic Hollywood musicals with Fred Astaire, died at the age of 83.

(April 25, 2019)
John Havlicek, an NBA "sixth man" (bench player) who died at the age of 79, was the best "sixth man" (bench player) in NBA history.

(Died on April 25, 2019)
John Havlicek, American basketball player (b. 1940).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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