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Notable Historical Events for April 25th

1997The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

1862Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut

1985Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in NYC

1941Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta

1886Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna

1953Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

2007Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

1985For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

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Notable Birthdays on April 25th

1874Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)

1964Hank Azaria, New York City, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson)

1599Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)

1976Tim Duncan, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)

1958Christa Johnson, Arcata California, LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic)

1989Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama

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Notable Deaths on April 25th

1995Ginger Rogers, actress/dancer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

1853William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67

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