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.

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