Apr 25, 2020
April 25. In 1684, the thimble was patented. In 1792, the guillotine was first used to execute highwayman Nicolas Pelletier. (Highwayman?) In 1860, the first Japanese diplomats came to DC and spent several weeks discussing trade expansion. In 1901, New York became the first state to require car license plates. They cost $1. in 1928, a seeing eye dog was used for the first time. In 1945, Mussolini was captured, the Nazis surrendered and left Northern Italy and this day is celebrated as the Liberation of Italy. On the same day, the last German troops retreated from Finalnd, ending the Lapland War. In 1954, the first solar cell was publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone. In 1961, Robert Noyce was granted a patent for an integrated circuit. In 1983, Pioneer 10 traveled beyond Pluto's orbit. In 2004, 800,000 protesters marched in DC to protest the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. Happy Birthday, Maud Hart Lovelace, Ella Fitzgerald, Yvette Williams, Al Pacino, Angel Martino. It's DNA Day, Freedom Day (Portugal), Liberation Day (Italy), Parental Alienation Awareness Day, Red Hat Society Day, World Malaria Day. Mission: Liberate America. Wear a red hat. P.S. Don't mess around with malaria drugs.