Tuesday 25 April 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Earl and Tarcisio Burgnich.
Union Pacific, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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- ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand).
- Saint Filo.
- Official Red Hat Society day.
- Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday).
- Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica.
- Fuck the Earth Day - Declared by Jon Stewart in the April 24th, 2006 episode.
- Swaziland - National Flag Day.
- Faroe Islands - National Flag Day.
- Sinai Liberation Day, (Egypt), Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai peninsula.
- Saint Anianus
- Alice Day - celebration of the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll.
- World Penguin Day
- Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest).
- Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.
- Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.
- Saint Ermin
- Saint Mark the Evangelist
- Richard Earl: of Lichfield; English photographer.
- Tarcisio Burgnich: .
- Ted Kooser: American poet and US Poet Laureate.
- Richard Lapthorne: English businessman.
- Michael Llewellyn-Smith: English academic and diplomat British Ambassador to Greece.
- Robert Skidelsky: Baron Skidelsky Chinese-English historian and academic
- Veronica Sutherland: English academic and diplomat British Ambassador to Ireland
- The Federal Security Agency (FSA) is founded in the USA, along with the Civilian Conservation Corps and Public Health Service.
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