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Notable Historical Events for April 25th

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

1993Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

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

1891Pres Benjamin Harrison visits SF

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.

1980Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran

1660English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II

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

1941Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta

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"

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Notable Birthdays on April 25th

1958Christa Johnson, Arcata California, LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic)

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)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on April 25th

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

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

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