Mario Lemieux ties the NHL playoff record of 4 goals in one period. He completed so by scoring a natural hat trick in the first 6:55 and getting his 4th in later end of the first period versus the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins would go on to win the game 10-7, but ultimately lose the series in game 7.
On this day, 25 April 1949, Polish-Jewish painter, printmaker and revolutionary Jankel Adler died aged 53. The seventh of 10 children, he moved to Germany and joined the radical artists collective, the Cologne Progressives, and opposed the rise of fascism. After the Nazis took power, they immediately put some of Adler's work on display as "degenerate art". With the outbreak of World War II, he volunteered for the reconstituted Polish army in France, and was later discharged for health reasons. Sadly none of his 9 brothers or sisters survived the Holocaust. This is a history of the Cologne Progressives: https://libcom.org/history/art-weapon-frans-seiwert-cologne-progressives-martyn-everett
. . . #history#tdih#onthisday#peopleshistory#radicalhistory#laborhistory#OtD#thisdayinhistory#art#degenerateart#surrealism#jankelAdler#Jewish#Poland#print#printmaker
U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree. Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world's all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold.
The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year produced the hit singles 'With or Without You', 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For', and 'Where the Streets Have No Name'.
Σαν σήμερα το 1993, Ιωνικός Νικαίας - Ολυμπιακός 1-2, για την 29η αγωνιστική του Πρωταθλήματος Α' Εθνικής κατηγορίας. Ο Προτάσοφ με δύο δικά του τέρματα (15'-86') έδωσε προβάδισμα στους «ερυθρόλευκους», με τους γηπεδούχους απλά να μειώνουν σε 1-2 με τον Ζιώγα λίγα δευτερόλεπτα πριν το τέλος του αγώνα (89'). #olympiacos#olympiakos#olympiacosfc#football#history#OnThisDay
Is anyone inspired to write a letter to Vladimir Putin? To learn more about Samantha and her heartwarming, yet tragic story, click the link in our bio and Inject Your Inbox with The Weekly Dose. We also feature the story of Witold Pilecki and his daring escape from Auschwitz...
#OnThisDay in 1977 Twiggy sang here on her 'Please Get My Name Right' tour. Are there any great shows that you remember seeing at Brighton Dome? Let us know in the comments or visit brightondome.org/memories Thank you to Jenny Tifford for sharing your lovely memory and ticket stub with us!
#onthisday in 1945, the first American and Russian troops met up as the armies of both nations closed in on the heart of Nazi Germany. Learn more about the U.S. and Russian link-up in this new We're History article by Christopher C. Gorham. Head over to werehistory.org now to check it out. #worldwar2#usa#ussr#germany#americans#russians#werehistory
Há 3 anos atrás, nosso Leicestão conquistava 3 pontos muito importantes na luta pela permanência na Barclays Premier League da temporada 14/15.
O jogo contou com uma defesa de pênalti do nosso Schmito e um gol do nosso Darth Vardy pra sacramentar aquela gigante vitória em pleno Turf Moor.
It is three years since the huge earthquake hit Nepal in 2015. Our support meant the people of Nepal didn't have to face the disaster alone.
Here, an Oxfam scheme gave jobs to local women to rebuild irrigation channels for the hillside fields where local communities grow rice, wheat, mustard, peas, cucumber and other vegetables that had been destroyed by landslides caused by the earthquake.
In the 3 years since, we have supported more than 619,000 people. Your support means we have been able to continue helping people rebuild their lives long after the tremors subsided and are helping people out of poverty every day.
Photo: @imkierandoherty / Oxfam
Often called the “First Lady of Song,” renown jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was born #onthisday in 1917. Inventing her vocals as she sang, Fitzgerald had an exceptional talent at scat singing. She produced melodic lines that put her in the category of great instrumental improvisers. In a career spanning seven decades, she created a legacy of acclaimed performances and a celebrated body of work. She got her big break while performing at Harlem’s Apollo Theater at the age of seventeen in 1934. Throughout her lifetime she was the recipient of many awards, including 13 Grammy Awards (one for lifetime achievement), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. #APeoplesJourney#JazzAppreciationMonth
📸: Ella Fitzgerald Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Thank you #GooglePhotos for this fun little throwback. Last year on this day I was on the #AZT in what I call a #ChollaForest . No joke, some of those were as tall as trees, towering over me and my pack. I could hear their branches and trunks creaking in the wind. The desert is crazy, y'all! (Excuse my language)
Rutherford B. Hayes wrote in his diary almost every day. Some days, he made longer entries that contemplated religion, problems facing the country or family life.
And other times, he only wrote a line or two.
On this day in 1892, he wrote these two lines: “April 25, 1892. Monday – Learned to eat at Aunty Austin’s the (new to me) grapefruit. Refreshing. – Home again.”
It must have been a good grapefruit!
#OnThisDay 144 years ago, Italian inventor and engineer Guglielmo Marconi was born. He developed, demonstrated and marketed the first successful long-distance wireless telegraph and in 1901 broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal.
His company's Marconi radios ended the isolation of ocean travel and saved countless lives, including all of the surviving passengers from the sinking Titanic.
Guglielmo is an #unsung
When Hedy Lamarr filmed the MGM musical "Ziegfeld Girl" (which debuted in theaters on this day in 1941), she was adorned in the ensemble of a sparking headdress and gown that would become part of her legacy forever.
But off-camera, Hedy was SO much more than an object of beauty. While filming "Ziegfeld Girl," revolutionary ideas were swirling around in her head...
(Click link in bio to read her fascinating story! ⭐️)
Today on April 25th 1742, Elizabeth crowns herself as Empress of Russia at a grand ceremony in the Dormition Cathedral.
Elizabeth, known in Russian as Yelizaveta Petrovna, was born near Moscow on December 29, 1709. As the daughter of Tsar Peter the Great and Catherine I, she received an excellent education and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Her contemporaries describe Elizabeth as a beautiful and charming young woman who was more than fit to reign over the empire. However, she would have to wait over a decade before seizing power after the death of her parents. Peter II and his wife Anna reigned over the Russian Empire from 1727 to 1740. Anna despised Elizabeth and constantly threatened to remove her from court and banish her to a convent. As result, in early December 1742, she suddenly staged a coup d’etat against Empress Anna and her son Ivan VI.
On the evening of November 25, 1741, she boldly marched into the headquarters of the Preobrazhensky Regiment, the most elite imperial guard regiment. While wearing a metal breastplate and clutching a silver cross, she challenged the guard by saying: “Whom do you want serve? Me, your natural sovereign, or those who have stolen my inheritance?” The guard’s commander, Count von Munnich, rallied to her cause and ordered his men to storm the Winter Palace. The infant emperor and his family were quickly apprehended without any blood being shed. In stark contrast to conventional behavior, she openly refused to issue any death sentences and kept that promise for the remainder of her life.
With the support of the royal court and French ambassador, she also moved arrest all of her remaining political enemies. Five months later, she crowned herself as Empress Elizabeth I of Russia, at a ceremony in the Dormition Cathedral. Although she possessed very little political experience, she did manage to navigate her way through some of the most critical periods in Russian history. Historians suggest she possessed much of father’s political wit and maneuvering tactics. Elizabeth reigned over her vast empire for over twenty years and ultimately laid the foundation for her eventual successor, Catherine the Great.
On April 25, 1707, the Battle of Almansa took place between the troops of Philip V of Spain and those of the Archduke Charles of Austria, during the War of the Spanish Succession. At 3:00 pm the two armies deployed face to face along 6.5km. The battle began with the artillery fire. The allied troops -England, Portugal and Dutch Republic- supporters of the Archduke Charles, in numerical inferiority and misdirected, broke the formation between the center and the flank due to the push of the Bourbon cavalry. Philip V's army provoked the withdrawal of the Allied troops on the left flank, while the troops of the central zone ended up surrendering at 5:00 pm.
The Battle of Almansa was not decisive for the war, although it opened the way for the occupation of the Kingdom of Valencia.
Since 2007, on the weekend of April 25 different activities are carried out, and an international recreation of the battle with more than 300 historical reenactors from different countries of Europe. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
El 25 de abril de 1707 se produjo la Batalla de Almansa entre las tropas de Felipe V y las del Archiduque Carlos de Austria, en el marco de la Guerra de Sucesión Española. A las 15:00h ambos ejércitos se desplegaron cara a cara a lo largo de 6,5km. La batalla dio comienzo con el fuego de artillería. Las tropas aliadas (Portugal, Inglaterra y las Provincias Unidas) partidarias del Archiduque Carlos, en inferioridad númerica y mal dirigidas, rompieron la formación entre el centro y el flanco debido al empuje de la caballería borbónica. El ejército de Felipe V provocó la retirada de las tropas aliadas en el flanco izquiero, mientras que las tropas de la zona central acabaron por rendirse a las 17.00 horas.
La Batalla de Almansa no fue decisiva para la guerra, pero abrió el camino para la ocupación del Reino de Valencia.
Desde el año 2007, el fin de semana del 25 de abril se realizan diferentes actividades, y una Recreación Internacional de la Batalla con más de 300 re-creadores históricos de diferentes países de Europa.
#didyouknow Beatriz Rodrguez who became dancer of the Joffrey Ballet, grew up in Newark. She was born #onthisday April 25th in Puerto Rico in 1951. (Photo from NY Public Library https://digitalcollections.nypl.org)