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25 April

404BCE – Greek Empire – Peloponnesian War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peloponnesian_War

775 – Armenia – Battle of Bagrevand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bagrevand

1342 – Rome/Avignon – Pope Benedict XII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XII

1607 – Gibraltar – Battle of Gibraltar (Eighty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gibraltar_(1607)

1644 – China – Emperor Chongzhen committed suicide during peasant rebellion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chongzhen_Emperor

1707 – Spain – Battle of Almansa (War of the Spanish Succession). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Almansa

1797 – Italy – Veronese Easter Rebellion ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronese_Easter

1809 – France – Battle of the Basque Roads ended (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Basque_Roads

1846 – Mexico/USA – Mexican-American War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War

1846 – USA – Thornton Affair, Texas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton_Affair


1859 – Egypt – Work on Suez Canal started. https://youtu.be/kuGMF4yZY6U  http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2013/04/24/the-start-of-the-building-of-the-suez-canal-25-april-1859/

1862 – USA – Capture of New Orleans began (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_New_Orleans

1864 – USA – Battle of Marks’ Mills (American Civil War). http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1135

1882 – Vietnam – Battle of Hanoi (Tonkin Campaign). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hanoi_(1882)

1901 – USA – New York State first to require automobile license plates. http://www.leatherlicenseplates.com/New_York.html


1915 – Turkey – Gallipoli Campaign began (WWI). https://youtu.be/BKqhr84lr5Y WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign


1942 – UK – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Bath (1st time) (WWII). https://youtu.be/9iqq5vopMxM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://ww2today.com/25th-april-1942-baedeker-raiders-hit-historic-city-of-bath

1942 – Burma – Battle of Loilem (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign-WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yunnan-Burma_Road

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Rostock (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – UK – USAAF plane crashed at Membury USAAF Station 466, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440425-3

1945 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berchtesgaden (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Finland – Lapland War ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapland_War

1946 – USA – Two trains crash at Naperville, Illinois, 47 killed. http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/traincrash-NAP-12042013:article

1947 – China – CNAC plane crashed at Shanghei-Lungwha Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470425-0

1951 – South Korea – Battle of Kapyong ended (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kapyong

1951 – USA – Cubana de Aviación Flight 493 collided with a US Navy Beech SNB1 off Key West, 43 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510425-0

1957 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Fethiye, Muğla, 67 killed.

1960 – USA – USS Triton completed first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. http://navysite.de/ssn/ssn586.htm

1960 – South Korea – April Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Revolution

1960 – World Wide – Operation Sandblast ended (Cold War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sandblast

1965 – USA – Highway 101 shooting, Santa Maria, California. 3 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Highway_101_sniper_attack


1974 – Portugal – Carnation Revolution. https://youtu.be/J25dPwS0IN8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution


1980 – Spain – Dan Air Services Flight 1008 crashed at Esperanzo Forest, 146 killed. https://youtu.be/LPoUWpf-CwY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19800425-0

1980 – Iran – Operation Eagle Claw ended (Iran Hostage Crisis). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw

1986 – Swaziland – Mswati III became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mswati_III

1990 – Nicaragua – Violeta Chamorro became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violeta_Chamorro

1992 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Cape Mendocino, California. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Cape_Mendocino_earthquakes


2005 – Japan – Anagasaki rail crash, 107 killed. https://youtu.be/hzZZTA1pAvs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amagasaki_rail_crash

2007 – Russia – Funeral of Boris Yeltsin. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6590243.stm

2015 – Nepal – Earthqauke measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre between Kathmandu & Pokhara, 1000+ killed.

York

1795 – George Fawcett, William Brittain, Thomas Mann, William Brammam and William Jackson were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1796 – Thomas Maclean, James Smith alias Freeman Sutcliffe and Thomas Burch were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1816 – The ‘Waterloo’ Steam Packet first came to York. http://www.humberpacketboats.co.uk/york.html