This Day In History – April 25

Today in Histroy

1660 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
1792 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
1846 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War
1945 “Elbe Day” – US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
1953 Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine
1954 Bell labs announces the 1st Solar Battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery

Today in TV & Movies

1964 11th National Film Awards (India): “Shehar Aur Sapna” wins the Golden Lotus

Today in Sports

1950 Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st African American to be drafted into the NBA (for Boston Celtics)

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