Tue, April 25, 2017 | 10:00

Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year.

1684 — Patent granted for the thimble

1719 — Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"

1747 — Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand

1850 — Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices

1859 — Ground broken for Suez Canal

1861 — New York arrives to reinforce Washington DC

1864 — Battle of Marks’ Mill AR (Camden Expedition)

1867 — Tokyo is opened for foreign trade

1881 — 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany