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Notable Historical Events for April 25th

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

1891Pres Benjamin Harrison visits SF

1941Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta

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

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

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

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

1980Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran

1886Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on April 25th

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

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)

1989Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama

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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