Thursday, April 25, 2019
History for April 25 - On-This-Day.com
Oliver Cromwell 1599 - English military and political leader, Guglielmo Marconi 1874 - Italian inventor (radio telegraph system), Edward R. Murrow 1908 - American broadcast journalist
Ella Fitzgerald 1918 - Vocalist, known as "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella", Al Pacino 1940 - Actor, Bjorn Ulvaeus 1945 - Musician (Abba)
1846 - The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
1980 - In Iran, a commando mission to rescue hostages was aborted after mechanical problems disabled three of the eight helicopters involved. During the evacuation, a helicopter and a transport plan collided and exploded. Eight U.S. servicemen were killed. The mission was aimed at freeing American hostages that had been taken at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. The event took place April 24th Washington, DC, time.