On this day

In 2004, The March for Women’s Lives brought between 500 000 and 800 000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. in defiance of the Prohibited Abortion Act of 2003 and other restrictions on abortion. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 25 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2004, The March for Women’s Lives brought between 500 000 and 800 000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. in defiance of the Prohibited Abortion Act of 2003 and other restrictions on abortion. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 25 APRIL

1905 | On this day, Whites won the right to vote in South Africa.

2015 | Nearly 9 100 were killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal.

2007 | Boris Yeltsin Funeral: The first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church to the head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

2005 |The accession treaties to join the European Union were signed by Bulgaria and Romania.

2004 | The March for Women’s Lives brought between 500 000 and 800 000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. in defiance of the Prohibited Abortion Act of 2003 and other restrictions on abortion.

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BIRTHDAYS

1985 | Dutch racing driver, Giedo van der Garde.

1966 | American baseball player and coach, Darren Holmes.

1955 | Iranian actor and singer, Parviz Parastui.

1976 | Brazilian footballer, Gilberto da Silva Melo.

1968 | Ukrainian long jumper, Vitaliy Kyrylenko.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2007  | American singer-songwriter, Bobby Pickett, 69.

2014 | Spanish footballer and manager, Tito Vilanova, 46

1995 | Ukrainian military historian, Lev Shankovsky, 92.

2019 | American basketball player, John Havlicek, 79.

2018 | Pakistani actress, playwright, director of social theater, and women’s rights activist, Madeeha Gauhar, 62. 

SPORTS

2007 | The youngest member of England’s 1966 World Cup winners, Alan Ball died on this day due to a heart attack while putting out a bonfire in his home garden.

ENTERTAINMENT

1997 | On this day in the United States, “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” was released. It was directed by David Mirkin.

AFRICA FACT

The world’s first heart transplant was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard.