On this day: April 25

Published On: Apr 23 2013 05:10:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2016 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 - Edward Murrow
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1908: Television news pioneer Edward R. Murrow, who first rose to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, is born Egbert Roscoe Murrow near Greensboro, North Carolina. Murrow also was famous for a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy. He died of lung cancer on April 27, 1965, two days after his 57th birthday.

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