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Significant Events

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 11:36 EST Leave a comment Go to comments

On this date in history:

  • 1507 – German geographer and cartographer Martin Waldseemueller is the first to label a continent “America,” in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.
  • 1872 – Cricketer Charles Burgess Fry is born in England.
  • 1886 – Sigmund Freud opens a practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna.
  • 1916 – Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth pitches a complete game against the New York Yankees, winning 4-3.
  • 1940 – Quebec women are allowed to vote and run for office in provincial elections, 22 years after women were granted the federal vote.
  • 1964 – The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-0, to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup.
  • 1981 – G steals my heart on his way through my kitchen.
  • 2007 – The Dow Jones industrial average tops 13,000 for the first time, ending the day at 13,089.89.
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