Today in History – 25 April

today in history 25 april

1859

At Port Said, Egypt, ground is broken for the Suez Canal, an artificial waterway intended to stretch 101 miles across the isthmus of Suez and connect the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

1955

Syed Mohammad Zamin Ali, great educationist, poet, editor, writer, professor and founder-member of the Hindustani Academy, passed away.

1969

Invalappil Mani Vijayan (or better known as IM Vijayan), Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Trissur, Kerala. He was recognised as Indian Player of the Year in 1993, 1997, 1999.

1982

India’s first telecast colour broadcasting started on Dordarshan.

1990

The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope, a long-term space-based observatory, into a low orbit around Earth. The space telescope, conceived in the 1940s, designed in the 1970s, and built in the 1980s, was designed to give astronomers an unparalleled view of the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe.

1998

India protests against Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at the first SAARC Information Ministers conference in Dhaka.

1998

The Government announces a new salary structure for university and college teachers, consequent to the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations.

2000

The Supreme Court clears the decks for continuing the trial against AIADMK leader Jayalalitha in the controversial ”TANSI land deal case” by ”erasing” the Madras High Court judgment discharging her from the case.

2000

From a hideout in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal police nabbed Belal alias Lalu Mian, the suspected mastermind behind the hijacking of IC-814 IA flight to Kandahar in December 1999.

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