April 25

This Day in History

1990

First Elected Female Head of State in Americas

On this day in 1990, Violeta Chamorro unseated Daniel Ortega and became president of Nicaragua. She was the first elected female head of state in the Americas, the second in the western hemisphere, … (more...)

1916

The First Anzac Day in 1916

The historic landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 was the starting point for a national tradition in both counties – known as Anzac Day. The first Anzac Day … (more...)

404

Peloponnesian War Ends

On this day in 404 BCE, the Peloponnesian War ended. The war was a series of battles that took place between the years 431 and 404 BCE, contested between the Athenian Empire and the Peloponnesian … (more...)