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Notable Historical Events for April 25th

1980Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran

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

1941Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta

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

1660English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II

2009Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who "has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles"

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

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

1886Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna

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

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Deaths on April 25th

1853William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67

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

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