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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 25, 1800

    Libraries

    Library of Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 25, 1800

    The Library of Congress was established on 24 April 1800, when president John Adams signed an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    United Nations Conference on International Organization

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    Du Bois was a member of the three-person delegation from the NAACP that attended the 1945 conference in San Francisco at which the United Nations was established.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    United Nations

    United Nations Conference on International Organization

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    After months of planning, the UN Conference on International Organization opened in San Francisco, 25 April 1945, attended by 50 governments and a number of non-governmental organizations involved in drafting the UN Charter.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 25, 1997

    Shaquille O'Neal

    In his first playoff game for the Lakers

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 25, 1997

    In his first playoff game for the Lakers, O'Neal scored 46 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, the most for the Lakers in a playoff game since Jerry West had 53 in 1969.




  • Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Backlash: In Your House

    Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    The Rock's popularity continued to grow and audiences still cheered for him even though he was a heel. He then lost the title rematch against Stone Cold Steve Austin at Backlash: In Your House after he was betrayed by Shane McMahon, turning him face again and starting a feud with Triple H, The Undertaker and The Corporate Ministry.




  • Beijing, China
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through China: Closing entertainment venues

    Beijing, China
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    On April 26–27, Chinese authorities closed down theatres, discos, and other entertainment venues in Beijing as the death toll in Beijing continued to rise, threatening to become the worst-hit area of the country




  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Appeal

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    After Hernandez's death, on April 25, 2017, his lawyers filed a motion at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River to vacate his murder conviction. The request was granted on May 9, 2017; therefore Hernandez technically died an innocent man, due to the legal principle of abatement ab initio. Under Massachusetts law, this principle asserts that when a criminal defendant dies but has not exhausted all legal appeals, the case reverts to its status "at the beginning"—the conviction is vacated and the defendant is rendered "innocent." At the time of his death, Hernandez was in the process of filing an appeal for his 2015 conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. As of May 9, 2017, the date of the judge's ruling to vacate, the Bristol County district attorneys stated they planned to appeal the ruling, to the Massachusetts Supreme Court if necessary. The Lloyd family was disappointed with the ruling, but their attorney did not believe it would affect the wrongful death civil suit which the family had filed.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    Joe Biden

    Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    The 2020 presidential campaign of Joe Biden began on April 25, 2019, when Biden released a video announcing his candidacy in the 2020 Democratic party presidential primaries. Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and a former U.S. senator from Delaware, had been the subject of widespread speculation as a potential 2020 candidate after declining to be a candidate in the 2016 election. As a former vice president, Biden entered the race with very high name recognition. From his campaign announcement until late September, he was generally considered the front runner of the race and led the national primary in most major polls.


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