April 25

1901

New York became the first state to require license plates on cars.

1915

British, Australian, and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli.

1928

The first seeing eye dog was presented to Morris S. Frank.

1945

Delegates met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.

1953

The Francis Crick and James Watson article describing the double helix of DNA is published in the magazine Nature.

1959

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping.

1990

Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua.

1992

Islamic forces took over most of Kabul, Afghanistan after the Soviet-controlled government collapsed.

2003

The Georgia legislature voted to scrap the "Confederate flag" design from its state flag.

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