April 25 in History
1719April 25, 1719:
Daniel Defoe, a renowned writer, publishes England’s first novel titled "Robinson Crusoe".
1792April 25, 1792:
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes "La Marseillaise".
1926April 25, 1926:
"Turandot", an opera by Giacomo Puccini, premieres in the city of Milan.
1954April 25, 1954:
The maiden practical silicon solar battery is invented by Bell labs. The new-found power cells have an efficiency rate of 6%.
1956April 25, 1956:
London hosts the premiering of the musical titled "South Sea Bubble". It was written by Noël Coward and performed by actors like Arthur Macrae and Alan Webb.
1964April 25, 1964:
CBS-TV shows the last episode of "New Phil Silvers Show". Aside from Phil Silvers, the series featured other prominent actors such as Stafford Repp and Herbie Faye.
1967April 25, 1967:
American comedy film titled "Little Murders" makes its first showing in New York City. The movie was written by Jules Feiffer.
1985April 25, 1985:
A musical by Roger Miller tilted "Big River" makes its Broadway debut at New York City’s Eugene O'Neill Theater. The musical is based on the 1884 novel titled “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
- April 25, 1985:
American metal band, Exodus, releases its debut studio album titled “Bonded By Blood”.
2009April 25, 2009:
American Actor, Elijah Wood, receives the San Francisco International Film Festival’s “Midnight Award”. He’s widely recognized for his performance in the “Lord of the Rings” movie franchise where he appeared as Frodo Baggins.