April 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1792 - La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
- 1916 - Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
- 1953 - Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helixstructure of DNA.
- 1983 - Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
- 2003 - The Human Genome Project is completed two and a half years earlier than expected.
- Famous Birthdays: Oliver Cromwell (English general and politician), James Ferguson (Scottish astronomer), Felix Klein (German mathematician), Guglielmo Marconi (Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate), Wolfgang Pauli (Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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