On this day: April 25

Published On: Apr 23 2013 05:10:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Turandot
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1926: One year and five months after his death, Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan, Italy. The opera was unfinished at the time of his death and was completed by Franco Alfano. The first performance ended in the middle of Act 3, which was as far as Puccini got before his death. The first performance of the opera as completed by Alfano was the following night.

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