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 - Ginger Rogers
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1995: Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers, best known as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of Hollywood musicals in the 1930s, including "Top Hat," "Swing Time" and "Shall We Dance," dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1940's "Kitty Foyle" and also appeared in movies such as "Stage Door," "Roxie Hart" and "Monkey Business."

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