April 25 in Pop Culture History

April 25 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

April 25 History Highlights

  • 1901 – New York required the first license plates.
  • 1953 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson published Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.
  • 1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed.
  • If you were born on April 25th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… August 2nd (prior year)

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is dedicated to raising awareness and fighting against malaria. It`s an opportunity for people in the know – like you – to get up to date on the latest knowledge, campaigns, and initiatives going on for this neglected disease that leaves over 400000 dead annually, affecting 3 times more women than men globally.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases, it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death for the mosquitos’ unfortunate victims. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and take a week or two to subside without treatment.

April 25 is…

DNA Day
Hug a Plumber Day
Telephone Day
World Malaria Day
World Penguin Day
Zucchini Bread Day

April 25 Birthday Quotes

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.”
– Ella Fitzgerald

“They say we die twice – once when the last breath leaves our body and once when the last person we know says our name.”
– Al Pacino

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
– Edward R. Murrow

“The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to ‘create’ rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.”
– William J. Brennan

“Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.”
– Oliver Cromwell

April 25 Birthdays

1599 – Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (died in 1658)
1874 – Guglielmo Marconi, Italina inventor; wireless telegrapd (died in 1937)
1906 – William Brennan, American jurist, US Supreme Court Associate Justice (died in 1997)
1908 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (died in 1965)
1915 – Mort Weisinger, American comic book author (died in 1978)
1917 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (died in 1996)
1926 – Johnny Craig, American comic book author and illustrator (died in 2001)
1933 – Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (died in 2011)
1940 – Al Pacino, American actor
1946 – Talia Shire, American actress
1947 – Jeffrey DeMunn, American character actor
1961 – Dinesh D’Souza, Indian-American journalist and author
1964 – Hank Azaria, American actor and voice artist
1969 – Joe Buck, American sportscaster
1969 – Renée Zellweger, American actress
1970 – Jason Lee, American actor
1977 – Marguerite Moreau, American actress

April 25 History

1644 – The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, committed suicide during a peasant rebellion.

1719 – Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published.

1792 – Highwayman (thief) Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1972La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

1859 – Ground was broken for opened the Suez Canal by British and French engineers. The 100-mile canal between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas opened ten years later, on November 17, 1869.

1901 – New York became the first US state to require automobile license plates.

April 25, 1926 (fiction) Tiana turned into a frog, The Princess and the Frog, Disney, Film

1944 – The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.

1947 – President Harry Truman opened the two lane White House bowling alley.

1954 – The first practical solar cell was demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1960 – #1 Hit April 25, 1960 – May 22, 1960: Elvis Presley – Stuck on You

1961 – The integrated circuit was Patented (#2,981,877) by Robert Noyce.

1970 – #1 Hit April 25, 1970 – May 8, 1970: The Jackson 5 – ABC

1980 – Nick Perry Rigged the Pennsylvania Lottery’s daily number drawing to only draw a six or four, thus drawing 666. This would be known as the ‘Triple Six Fix’.

1982 – Israel completed the withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

1983 – Pioneer 10 traveled beyond ex-planet Pluto’s orbit.

1985 – Broadway Show – Big River (Musical) April 25, 1985

1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in space from the Space Shuttle Discovery to an orbit 381 miles above Earth.

1992 – #1 Hit April 25, 1992 – June 19, 1992: Kris Kross – Jump

1992- Growing Pains and Who’s The Boss aired their final episodes

1996 – Broadway Show – Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (Dance Musical) April 25, 1996

1998 – #1 Hit April 25, 1998 – May 22, 1998: Next – Too Close

2015 – #1 Hit April 25, 2015 – June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – See You Again

April 25, 2024 (fiction) The Flash disappeared, Crisis, DC Comics

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The Capital of Thailand is Bangkok

A group of Grasshoppers is called a Cloud.

Whenever I go to Subway, when they ask if I would like my sandwich toasted, I say yes and then I raise my cup and say “to my sandwich!”

All spheres have a “flat” surface if an object you place on it is small enough.

Quitting smoking for the last time and quitting smoking for the first time are the same thing. #nosmoking

The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while stupid ones are full of confidence.

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!” #songlyrics

Aurora, in “Sleeping Beauty”, is the princess with the least amount of lines and screen time in a Disney film.

Elizabeth Arden – Real Name: Florence Nightingale Graham

“Poor man wanna be rich, rich man want to be king, but the king ain’t satisfied till he rules everything.” #songlyrics

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