April 25. Wednesday. 2012. Here we have it:
1915 – World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
1945 – The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.
1940 – Al Pacino, American actor
1969 – Renée Zellweger, American actress
1995 – Art Fleming, American game show host (b. 1925)
1995 – Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)