25 April It Happened Today
1559 Birth of English statesman Oliver Cromwell.
1774 Death of Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius, who devised the centigrade temperature scale.
1874 Birth of Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer noted for his work on radio waves.
1915 Allied troops land on the Gallipoli peninsula.
1918 Birth of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.
1939 Birth of American actor Al Pacino.