Monday, 25 April 2016

On This Day 25th April

Hello everyone,

Today, in Australia, I know, and lots of other countries, we are commemorating ANZAC day, when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed upon the shores of Gallipoli, at modern day ANZAC Cove.
We Will Remember Them


1607- The Battle at Gibraltar results in the victory of Dutch ships, and the defeat of the Spanish/Portuguese forces

1614- The Amsterdam Bank of Loans forms
1660- Charles II, English King from 1660 to 1985, wins a vote in which it is decided that England would restore the monarchy, and crown Charles II (Image Right)

1684- The patent for the thimble is granted

1719- Daniel Defoe publishes ‘Robinson Crusoe’. You may remember that it was his death-day yesterday in 1731.

1747- Prince Willem V, is declared the viceroy of New Zealand

1792- The guillotine has its first use today, in France, where it was used to execute highwayman, Nicolas Pelletier

1829- Charles Freemantle, from HMS Challenger, lands upon the modern-day coast of Western Australia

1867- Tokyo opens up for foreign trade

1881- A petition in Germany dictates that 250,000 Germans wanted Jews to be barred from entering Germany

1886- The Father of psyology, Sigmund Freud, opens a practice at Rathausstrasse 7, in Vienna

1915- The Battle of Gallipoli begins, with Australian and New Zealand forces landing at present day ‘ANZAC Cove’ (Image Left)

1945- Berlin is completely surrounded by the Red Army


1214- King of France from 1226 to 1270, King Louis IX

1229- King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, Conrad IV
1284- King of England from 1307 to 1327, King Edward II (Image Right)

 1599- Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England from 1653 to 1658


68- The founder of Christianity in Africa, St Mark

1295- King of Castile, Sancho IV the Brave

1342- Pope from 1334 to 1342, Pope Benedict XII

1566- French King, Henry II’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers dies at the age of 66
1605- King of Siam, Naresuan

1744- Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer who proposed the Celsius temperature scale, dies at the age of 42 (Image Right)