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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.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1876

    Statue of Liberty

    La Liberté éclairant le monde

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1876

    Arranged events designed to appeal to the rich and powerful, including a special performance at the Paris Opera on April 25, 1876, that featured a new cantata by composer Charles Gounod. The piece was titled La Liberté éclairant le monde, the French version of the statue's announced name.




  • 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.




  • East Prussia (Present Day in Poland)
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    World War II

    East Prussian Offensive

    East Prussia (Present Day in Poland)
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    The East Prussian Offensive was a strategic offensive by the Soviet Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front (World War II). It lasted from 13 January to 25 April 1945, though some German units did not surrender until 9 May. The Battle of Königsberg was a major part of the offensive, which ended in victory for the Red Army.




  • Italy
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    Gerda Bormann and the Children fled Obersalzberg for Italy

    Italy
    Wednesday Apr 25, 1945

    Gerda Bormann and the children fled Obersalzberg for Italy on 25 April 1945 after an Allied air attack.




  • 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.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Johan Cruyff

    Birth

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, on a street five minutes away from Ajax's stadium, his first football club.


  • Portugal
    Thursday Apr 25, 1974

    Xanana Gusmão

    The Coup In Portugal

    Portugal
    Thursday Apr 25, 1974

    It was in 1974 that a coup in Portugal resulted in the beginning of decolonisation for Portuguese Timor, and shortly afterwards the Governor Mário Lemos Pires announced plans to grant the colony independence.


  • Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 1975

    Vietnam War

    Thieu left for Taiwan

    Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 1975

    Having transferred power to Trần Văn Hương, he left for Taiwan on 25 April.


  • South Georgia Island
    Sunday Apr 25, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Submarine ARA Santa Fe was spotted on the surface

    South Georgia Island
    Sunday Apr 25, 1982

    On 25 April, after resupplying the Argentine garrison in South Georgia, the submarine ARA Santa Fe was spotted on the surface by a Westland Wessex HAS Mk 3 helicopter from HMS Antrim, which attacked the Argentine submarine with depth charges.


  • South Georgia Island
    Sunday Apr 25, 1982

    Falklands War

    Operation Paraquet

    South Georgia Island
    Sunday Apr 25, 1982

    The South Georgia force, Operation Paraquet, under the command of Major Guy Sheridan RM, consisted of Marines from 42 Commando, a troop of the Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) troops who were intended to land as reconnaissance forces for an invasion by the Royal Marines.


  • Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The First Official evaluation of The Protests From The Leadership

    Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1989

    On the morning of 25 April, President Yang Shangkun and Premier Li Peng met with Deng at the latter's residence. Deng endorsed a hardline stance and said an appropriate 'warning' must be disseminated via mass media to curb further demonstrations. The meeting firmly established the first official evaluation of the protests from the leadership, and highlighted Deng's having 'final say' on important issues.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Apr 25, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Izetbegović and Boban signed a ceasefire agreement

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Apr 25, 1993

    On 25 April, Izetbegović and Boban signed a ceasefire agreement.


  • 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.


  • Venezuela
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez called a public referendum

    Venezuela
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Chávez called a public referendum, which he hoped would support his plans to form a constituent assembly of representatives from across Venezuela and from indigenous tribal groups to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution. Chávez said he had to run again; "Venezuela's socialist revolution was like an unfinished painting and he was the artist", he said, while someone else "could have another vision, start to alter the contours of the painting". The momentum of the support he received in previous elections, made the referendum on 25 April 1999 a success for Chávez; 88% of the voters supported his proposal.


  • 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.


  • Taipei, Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading through Taiwan

    Taipei, Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    On April 25, Taipei city government closed Taipei Municipal Hospital Hoping branch, and quarantined its 930 staff and 240 patients for 2 weeks. Later, people were relocated and the building sanitized.


  • 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


  • Finland
    Friday Apr 25, 2014

    Microsoft

    Nokia acquired

    Finland
    Friday Apr 25, 2014

    On April 25, 2014, Microsoft acquired Nokia Devices and Services for $7.2 billion.


  • Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short

    Russia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2015

    On 25 and 26 April 2015, Kasparov played a mini-match against Nigel Short. The match consisted of two rapid games and eight blitz games. Kasparov won the match decisively with a score of 8½–1½, winning all five games on the second day.


  • 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.


  • Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    Kim Jong-un

    First summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    On 25 April 2019, Kim held his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia.


  • 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.


  • Wuhan, China
    Saturday Apr 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Wuhan Patients Discharged

    Wuhan, China
    Saturday Apr 25, 2020

    On 25 April the last patients were discharged in Wuhan.


  • Cereté, Colombia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2020

    Colombian conflict

    Gustavo Adolfo Álvarez Téllez was arrested

    Cereté, Colombia
    Saturday Apr 25, 2020

    On April 25, senior Gulf's Cartel (Clan de Golfo) leader Gustavo Adolfo Álvarez Téllez, who was one of Colombia's most-wanted drug lords and had the bounty of up to 580 million pesos for his capture, was arrested at his lavish estate in Cereté while holding a party under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Álvarez was described as the "brain" of the cartel, and by this point was reported to have taken charge of the cartel's Caribbean operations.


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