HISTORY
25 April 2021: This day in history

1660: English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II

1792: Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier

1846: Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War

1945: “Elbe Day” – US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII

1953: Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine

1954: Bell labs announces the 1st Solar Battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.

1990: Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by space shuttle Discovery

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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