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On This Day - April 25th

We’re nearly at the end of the month, so don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate a very important date in history! Oh, you didn’t hear? Read on to learn everything you should know about April 25th!

On this day

Sybil Ludington

Sybil Ludington took to her bike.

Aged sixteen, Putnam County (NY) resident Sybil Ludington rode her bicycle for around 40 miles on this day in 1777 - to warn people of British troops on the horizon. It was a pivotal moment in the American Revolutionary War.

Chernobyl ruins

The Chernobyl disaster loomed large.

One of the biggest nuclear disasters of all time took place in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on this day in 1986. The reactor explosion led to mass contamination, and it’s thought the disaster was responsible for tens of thousands of fatalities in the years that followed.

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Take me out to the ball game!

Can you imagine a baseball game without a classic bit of organ music? Probably not! That tradition started all the way back on April 26th, 1941. We bet you’ve got a tune or two building up in your head, right…?

The Holocaust

Germany banned Holocaust denial.

In 1994, five decades on from the end of World War II, German courts made it illegal nationwide to deny that the Holocaust, during which more than six million Jewish people were killed, ever occurred. The ruling arose on April 26th, as a result of the NPD party seeking legal cause to deny the atrocities ever happened.

Bill Cosby

Cosby went to prison.

Once regarded as “America’s Dad,” comedian and TV star Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexual assault on April 26th, 2018. He received a maximum term of up to ten years in prison, but was released due to a dispute over proceedings in 2021.

Special Days Falling on April 26th

Not got much to shout about today? There’s always a national or international holiday or two to celebrate no matter the date - and April 26th is by no means free from that rule! Here’s what people will be marking worldwide this very day.
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National Library Outreach Day

Literacy is a virtue! That’s why today is a great opportunity to share the gift of reading with others. Don’t be surprised to see a few bookmobiles or mobile libraries touring around your local towns and cities, either. Why not take a look at your local library and show some support?

International Guide Dog Day

For the millions of blind and visually impaired people all over the world, guide dogs do incredible work in keeping them safe and on the right path - literally! Today, we celebrate the hard work and incredible training guide dogs go through to ensure visually impaired people can live confident and happy lives.


Alien Day

Not little green men, but scary xenomorphs! Today’s the day people all over the world share their love for Ridley Scott’s legendary sci-fi horror, starring Sigourney Weaver and John Hurt. It’s celebrated today because LV-426 is the home moon of the xenomorphs - 4/26, get it…?

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