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April 25th In Pop Culture 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.

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.

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.

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

April 25th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Actress, Sara Amsel (1871)
Radio inventor, Guglielmo Marconi (1874)
Actress, Camilla Horn (1903)
Actress, Paul Trueman (1907)
Newscaster, Edward R Murrow (1908)
Musician, Earl Bostic (1913)
Actor, Russ Conway (1913)
Musician, Ella Fitzgerald (1917, d.1996)
Actor, Jean Carmet (1920)
Actress, Aafje J R Bouber (1923)
Musician, Albert King (1923, d.1992)
Actress, Anita Bjorak (1923)
Actress, Kay E Kuter (1925, d.2003)
Actress, Dotty Mack (1930)
Director, Paul Mazursky (1930)
Actor, Willam Roache (1932)
Musician, Jerry Lieber (1933)
Actor, Denny "Scott" Miller (1934)
Model, April Ashley (1935)
Actress, Bo Brundin (1937)
Actor, Al Pacino (1940)
Musician, O B McClinton (1940)
Actor, Bertrand Taverneir (1941)
Musician, Chris Augustine (1941)
Musician, Bjorn Ulvaeus (1945)
Musician, Michael Kogel (1945)
Musician, Stu Cook (1945)
Musician, Digby Fairweather (1946)
Musician, Ronnie Gilbert (1946)
Actress, Talia Shire (1946)
Actor, Jeffrey DeMunn (1947)
Musician, Michael Brown (1949)
Musician, Steve Ferrone (1950)
Musician, Cory Day (1952)
Animator, Ron Clements (1953)
Musician, Rob Crosby (1954)
Actor, Eric Bristow (1957)
Musician, Fish (1958)
Musician, Flab (1958)
Musician, Billy Rankin (1959)
Actress, Dominique Blanc (1959)
Musician, Andy Bell (1964)
Actor, Hank Azaria (1964)
Musician, Eric Avery (1965)
Actress, Isabelle Pasco (1966)
Actress, Gina Torres (1969)
Actress, Renee Zellweger (1969)
Musician, Tionne Watkins (1970)
Actor, Jason Lee (1970)
Actor, Jason Wiles (1970)
Musician, Ruben Gomez (1975)
Actress, Emily Bergl (1975)
Actor, Chris Lilley (1975)
Actor, Jonathan Angel (1977)
Actress, Marguerite Moreau (1977)
Musician, Matthew West (1977)
Model, Letícia Birkheuer (1978)
Actress, Celine Sallette (1980)
Actress, Melonie Diaz (1984)
Actor, Jonathan Halyalkar (1985)
Actress, Sara Paxton (1988)
Actress, Allisyn Ashley Arm (1996)
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