April 25, 2018
Today is 115th day of the year
251 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1599 - "Oliver Cromwell, English civil war leader & Lord Protector"
  • 1840 - "Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer"
  • 1874 - "Guglielmo Marconi, Inventor of radio"
  • 1918 - "Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer"
  • 1939 - "Earl of Lichfield, Photographer"
  • 1940 - "Al Pacino, American film actor; 'Scent of a Woman'"
  • 1946 - "Talia Shire, American actress; 'Rocky' films"
  • 1947 - "Johann Cruyff, Dutch footballer"
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events today

  • 1744 - "Andre Celcius, inventor of the centigrade thermometer, died"
  • 1792 - The guillotine was used for the first time in France on a highwayman
  • 1859 - "Work began on the Suez Canal, Egypt"
  • 1915 - Australian & New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli
  • 1959 - "The St. Lawrence Seaway, Canada, was officially opened by the Queen"
  • 1964 - The head of the 'Little Mermaid' statue in Copenhagen harbour was stolen
  • 1969 - After 21 years 'Mrs Dales Diary' radio programme ended
  • 1981 - Britain was hit by the worst blizzards this century
  • 1986 - "In the UK, Libyan trainee pilots & aircraft engineers were banned from finishing their courses"
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