11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 25th April

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1599 - English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell is born

2. 1898 - The U.S. declares war on Spain (on the day after Spain had declared war on the U.S.)

3. 1923 - The wedding of Albert Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Rowes-Lyon in Westminster Abbey attracts large throngs of people

4. 1928 - The first 'seeing eye' dog is presented to Morris S. Frank

5. 1945 - Delegates meet in San Francisco to organize the United Nations

6. 1953 - Two Cambridge University scientists, James D Watson and Francis Crick, publish an article in Nature Magazine explaining the structure of DNA

7. 1956 - Elvis Presley has his first number one on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart with Heartbreak Hotel, which stays at number one for 8 weeks

8. 1971 - The country of Bangladesh is established

9. 1980 - A top-secret attempt by the United States to free American hostages held in Iran collapses in failure, with the death of eight soldiers

10. 1982 - Britain re-establishes its presence in the Falkland Islands after a two-hour assault by Royal Marines on the remote island of South Georgia

11. 1983 - The German magazine Stern publishes the first instalment of the controversial Hitler Diaries, said to be written by the Führer himself

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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