(April 25th – The Feast of St. Mark)
(I couldn't decide between these first five: they all appeal:)
1719 - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is published.
1944 - The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
1945 - Elbe Day: United States and Russian troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.
1945 - Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
1953 - Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.
1214 - Saint King Louis IX of France (d. 1270) (the Saint Louis)
1908 - Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
1770 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700) (A father of electrical science, he must not have gotten the memo from the American press that science and religion are incompatible....)