25th April

The events happened on 25th April are :

1990 : Hubble Space Telescope sent into orbit : The Hubble Space Telescope, a sophisticated optical observatory built in the United States under the supervision of NASA, was placed into operation this day in 1990 by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.

1926 : Giacomo Puccini's uncompleted opera Turandot was performed posthumously at La Scala under the direction of Arturo Toscanini.

1915 : The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in western Turkey during the Dardanelles Campaign of World War I.

1874 : Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian physicist who invented a successful system of radio telegraphy (1896) and received the Nobel Prize for Physics (1909), was born.

1809 : The Treaty of Amritsar, which settled Indo-Sikh relations for a generation, was concluded between Charles T. Metcalfe, representing the British East India Company, and Ranjit Singh, head of the Sikh kingdom of Punjab.

1792 : The first guillotine was erected, on the Place de Grève in Paris, to execute a highwayman.

1781 : Petersburg, Virginia, was captured by British troops under William Phillips and Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution.

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