Today in India and World History: April 25

April is the fourth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. April 25 has its own special significance in India and world history.

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open.

It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on April 25. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 25 April:

  • 1678: French army occupies the town of Vyperes.
  • 1707: Battle of Alamansa; France and the Spaniards defeated the British and Portuguese.
  • 1846: Mexican-American War: Open conflict triggered by border disputes over Texas borders.
  • 1867: Foreign trade allowed in Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
  • 1891: US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco.
  • 1901: New York Automobile becomes the first US state to have license plates.
  • 1905: Blacks got suffrage in South Africa.
  • 1925: Paul Wayne Hindenburg was elected President of Germany.
  • 1936: Italy wins the Battle of Ogden.
  • 1950: The trial of Communist spy Judith Copple begins in New York City.
  • 1954: Bell Labs announces solar battery for the first time in New York.
  • 1957: Sodium nuclear reactor operated for the first time.
  • 1981: During the repair work at a nuclear power plant in Suruga, Japan, more than 100 workers succumbed to nuclear radiation.
  • 1982: For the first time, color broadcasting started on television in Delhi.
  • 2004: Record minimum 35 runs in one day matches against Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe.
  • 2005: 107 people are killed in a rail accident in Amagasaki, Japan.
  • 2010: The Indian Navy started the process of purchasing new Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) in place of the old Chetak helicopters.
  • 2013: Britain reopens its embassy in Somalia after a lapse of 22 rains.

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