On this day: April 25

Posted: 6:10 PM EDT Apr 23, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 25, 2016

The guillotine is first used, American and Soviet troops cut Nazi Germany in two, a U.S. Navy submarine completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe, and the Hubble Space Telescope is launched, all on this day.

OTD April 25 - Baltimore riots
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2015: Riots break out in Baltimore in the wake of the April 19 death of Freddie Gray from injuries to his neck and spine while in transport in a police vehicle.

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    On this day: June 25

    Custer makes his last stand, France surrenders to Germany during World War II, Anne Frank's diary is published, the Korean War begins, and Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both die, all on this day.