Today in History, 25 April: What Happened on this Day?

What happened today in history (April 25): Franco-Spanish forces defeated the British and Portuguese at the Battle of Almansa, novelist Daniel Defoe published the first English-language novel Robinson Crusoe, and more.

This day in history: Al Pacino's birthday

This day in history: Al Pacino’s birthday

Today in History, April 25: We have entered the second day of this week and, like all other days, this too will end. So why don’t we take advantage of this day to learn about some interesting events that take place? Let’s start by taking a look at some of them. Today is the day Benjamin Harrison visited San Francisco, the United States declared war on Spain, and New York became the first state to require car license plates. Keep reading the article to know more.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1707, Franco-Spanish forces defeated the British and Portuguese at the Battle of Almansa.
  • In 1719, novelist Daniel Defoe published the first English novel, “Robinson Crusoe.”
  • In 1742, Elizabeth of Russia was crowned empress in the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow.
  • In 1886, the father of psychology, Sigmund Freud, began practicing at Rathausstraße 7, Vienna.
  • In 1891, the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, visited San Francisco.
  • In 1898, the United States declared war on Spain.
  • In 1901, New York became the first state to require license plates for automobiles.
  • In 1905, whites were granted the right to vote in South Africa.
  • In 1925, Paul von Hindenburg was elected president of Germany.
  • In 1953, the discovery of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick was published in the journal “Nature.”

Sports events today

  • In 1947, Lou Thesz won the National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title.
  • In 1952, the Minneapolis Lakers defeated the NY Knicks for the sixth NBA championship.
  • In 2010, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the IPL cricket final.

Art and culture events today

  • In 1964, the “New Phil Silvers Show” aired for the last time on CBS TV.
  • In 2009, actor Elijah Wood won the Midnight Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
  • In 2021, Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for Best Actor for “Nomadland” at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Notable deaths on this day

S.NO

year of death

Personality

1

1926

Ellen Karolina Sofia Key was a Swedish feminist writer best known for her book on education, ‘Barnets århundrade’, which was translated into English as ‘The Century of the Child’.

2

1988

Lancelot Patrick Ross was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist best known for his songs “We Mustn’t Say Goodbye” and “Stay As Sweet As You Are.”

3

2002

Lisa Nicole Lopes was an American rapper, hip-hop singer, and songwriter who won four Grammy Awards in her career.

4

2009

Bea Arthur was an American actress, singer, comedian and animal rights activist best remembered for her role in comedies such as ‘Maude’ and ‘The Golden Girls’.

5

2015

Daniel Fredinburg was an American Google executive, explorer, and entrepreneur who was the founder of the Google Adventure Team.

Famous birthdays on this day

S.NO

Year of birth

Personality

1

1940

Al Pacino was an American actor who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Michael Corleone in the film ‘The Godfather’ in 1972.

2

1961

Dinesh D’Souza is an Indian-American filmmaker and writer best known for his anti-Obama documentary ‘2016: Obama’s America, an Anti-Barack Obama Polemic.

3

1969

Renee Zellweger is an American actress best recognized for her films ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Chicago’.

4

1969

Joe Buck is a prominent American sportscaster best known for his association with Fox Sports, where he worked as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s MLB and NFL coverage.

5

1970

Jason Lee is an American actor, producer and writer best known for playing ‘Earl Hickey’ in the television comedy series ‘My Name Is Earl’.

Conclusion

These were the main events that happened on April 25. We publish articles like this every day. Keep reading them to stay updated.

Read also: Today in history (April 24)

Frequently asked questions

What happened today in history (April 25)?

Franco-Spanish forces defeated the British and Portuguese at the Battle of Almansa, novelist Daniel Defoe published the first English-language novel “Robinson Crusoe” and more.

What famous person was born on this day (April 25)?

Al Pacino, Dinesh D’Souza, Renée Zellweger and many other famous personalities were born today.

What sporting events happened today?

Lou Thesz won the National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the IPL cricket final and more.

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