RSS Today in History

  • Today in History for 25th April 2019
    Historical Events 1607 - Shortly before making landfall in America, Captain Edward Maria Wingfield is named President of the Jamestown governing council 1626 - Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld 1959 - St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic and the Great Lakes opens to shipping 1961 - Unmanned Mercury test […]

RSS Famous Birthdays

  • Famous Birthdays for 25th April 2019
    1567 - Aurelio Signoretti, Italian composer, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1635) 1694 - Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, born in London (d. 1753) 1869 - Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927) 1947 - Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands […]