25 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 25 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 25th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Anzac Day
  • Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Freedom Day (Portugal)
  • Liberation Day (Italy)
  • Flag Day (Swaziland)

Important Events:

  • 1707:  A coalition of England, the Netherlands and Portugal is defeated by a Franco-Spanish army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1792: “La Marseillaise” (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
  • 1829:  Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • 1859:  British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
  • 1982: Colored television launch

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1961:  Dinesh D’Souza, Indian-American journalist and author
  • 1964: R. P. N. Singh, Indian politician
  • 1228: Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
  • 1284: Edward II of England (d. 1327)

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 2005: Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1185: Emperor Antoku of Japan (b. 1178)
  • 1295: Sancho IV of Castile (b. 1258)
  • 1644: Chongzhen Emperor of China (b. 1611)
  • 1740: Bajirao Peshwa I
  • 1840: Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1781)

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