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Notable Historical Events for April 25th

1985For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

1993Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

1985Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in NYC

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

1660English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II

2007Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

1862Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut

1953Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine

1926Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

1997The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

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Notable Birthdays on April 25th

1989Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama

1599Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)

1917Ella Fitzgerald, Newport News VA, jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex)

1874Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)

1976Tim Duncan, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1964Hank Azaria, New York City, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson)

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Notable Deaths on April 25th

1744Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), dies at 42

1995Ginger Rogers, actress/dancer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

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