April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). There are 250 days remaining. It is also the latest possible day that Easter can occur.

  1. 1719 - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is published.
  2. 1847 - The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
  3. 1792 - Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  4. 1859 - Ground is broken for the Suez Canal.
  5. 1898 - Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  6. 1901 - New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
  7. 1944 - The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
  8. 1945 - Nazi occupation army leaves Milan after a partisan insurrection. This day is taken as symbol of the liberation of Italy.
  9. 1945 - Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
  10. 1983 - American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
  11. 1989 - James Richardson is freed from a Florida prison 21 years after being wrongfully convicted of the murder of his seven children.
  12. 1993 - 300,000 gay, lesbian, transgender, and allied activists march on Washington, DC demanding freedom from discrimination.
  13. 2005 - Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties gaining entrance into the European Union.
  14. 2005 - 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  15. 2006 - Three miners trapped (one dies) in the Beaconsfield mine collapse.