On this day: April 25

Published On: Apr 25 2013 02:02:45 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 - Ella Fitzgerald
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1917: Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums and won 13 Grammy Awards over her 59-year recording career, is born in Newport News, Va. She died at age 79 on June 15, 1996.

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