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 This day in History - April 25
440 Historic Events for April 25
1950

Ambon (proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)

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1950

Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA

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1950

Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)

Birth
1951

Ian McCartney, MP

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1951

Linda Stone, pharmacist

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1951

Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47

Death
1952

Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

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1952

German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms

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1952

American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter

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1952

6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

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1952

Cory Day, Bronx NY, rock vocalist

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1953

Gary Cosier, cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI)

Birth
1953

Scientists identify DNA

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1954

Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)

Birth
1954

WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)

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1954

Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)

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1954

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher

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1954

Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies

Death
1955

Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77

Death
1955

Buster Mottram, tennis player

Birth
1955

Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73

Death
1955

Joanne Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)

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1955

John Nunn, British chess player

Birth
1956

Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1

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