Historical Events for 25th April 2021

1684 – Patent granted for thimble
1898 – Spanish–American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April
1945 – “Elbe Day” – US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
1949 – Friedrich Durrenmatt’s “Romulus der Grosse” premieres in Basel
1954 – WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 – Belgium government of Gaston Eyskens falls over the Unitary Law
1961 – France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1975 – Mário Soares’ Socialist Party wins Portugal’s first free election since 1925 following the Carnation Revolution of 1974
1983 – “Nightline” expands from ½ hour to a full hour
2018 – Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl

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