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On This Day — April 25th

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April 25th is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

799 – Pope Leo III was attacked by partisans of his predecessor Adrian I, but was rescued and taken to Charlemagne, as described in the epic Karolus magnus et Leo papa.

1846 – An open conflict between the military forces of the United States and Mexico began over the disputed border of Texas north of the Rio Grande and south of the Nueces River, later serving as a primary justification for the Mexican–American War.

1915 – First World War: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Anzac Cove while British and French troops landed at Cape Helles to begin the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.

1990 – Violeta Chamorro took office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman elected in her own right as a head of state in the Americas.

2015 – A 7.8 MW earthquake struck Nepal, resulting in 8,964 deaths and 21,952 injuries.

Celebrity Birthdays

Al Pacino turns 78

Len Goodman turns 74

Renee Zellweger turns 49

Sara Paxton turns 30

Kem Cetinay turns 22

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