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    • March 25, 0031 "First Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus"

    • March 25, 0421 Friday at 12 Prime Minister: city of Venice founded

    • March 25, 0708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • March 25, 0752 Stephen ends his reign as Catholic Pope (or 26th)

    • March 25, 1199 Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

    • March 25, 1306 Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.

    • March 25, 1409 Council of Pisa opens

    • March 25, 1409 The Council of Pisa opens.

    • March 25, 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

    • March 25, 1598 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies

    • March 25, 1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co

    • March 25, 1634 Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland

    • March 25, 1634 The first settlers arrive in Maryland.

    • March 25, 1647 Cape of Good Hope; tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay

    • March 25, 1655 "Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)"

    • March 25, 1655 Protestants take control of Maryland at the Battle of the Severn.

    • March 25, 1655 "Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens."

    • March 25, 1668 The first horse race in America takes place

    • March 25, 1700 "England, France & Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty"

    • March 25, 1753 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

    • March 25, 1774 English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill

    • March 25, 1802 "France, Netherlands, Spain & England signs Peace of Amiens"

    • March 25, 1802 "The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a ""Definitive Treaty of Peace"" between France and United Kingdom."

    • March 25, 1807 First railway passenger service began in England

    • March 25, 1807 George Canning becomes British minister of Foreign affairs

    • March 25, 1807 "The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire."

    • March 25, 1807 "The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, became the first passenger carrying railway in the world."

    • March 25, 1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

    • March 25, 1813 "USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific"

    • March 25, 1814 Netherlands Bank established

    • March 25, 1817 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians

    • March 25, 1820 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack

    • March 25, 1821 "(Julian Calendar) Greeks revolt against the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Greek War of Independence."

    • March 25, 1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)

    • March 25, 1856 A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine

    • March 25, 1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes first photo of a solar eclipse

    • March 25, 1857 Phonautograph patented.

    • March 25, 1863 Skirmish at Brentwood TN

    • March 25, 1863 The first Army Medal of Honor awarded

    • March 25, 1864 Battle of Paducah KY (Forrest's raid)

    • March 25, 1865 Battle of Bluff Spring FL

    • March 25, 1865 First Queensland Divorce Act is passed.

    • March 25, 1865 "SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400"

    • March 25, 1865 "The ""Claywater Meteorite"" explodes just before reaching ground level in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Fragments having a combined mass of 1.5 kg are recovered."

    • March 25, 1876 Glasgow first soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)

    • March 25, 1877 "Australian immigrants' friend, Caroline Chisholm, dies in London."

    • March 25, 1888 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber

    • March 25, 1894 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon OH for Washington DC

    • March 25, 1894 "Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.."

    • March 25, 1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

    • March 25, 1896 Modern Olympics begin in Athens Greece

    • March 25, 1898 "Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation"

    • March 25, 1900 US Socialist Party is formed at Indianapolis

    • March 25, 1901 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown IA

    • March 25, 1901 "At the five-day ""Week of Nice"" race in Nice, France, Mercedes wins its first racing victory."

    • March 25, 1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine

    • March 25, 1903 "Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, was founded."

    • March 25, 1905 Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South

    • March 25, 1908 "Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte,Brazil."

    • March 25, 1911 In New York City the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.

    • March 25, 1911 "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. Nearly 146 workers died, mostly immigrant women. Many were trapped because of locked exits."

    • March 25, 1913 Great Dayton Flood

    • March 25, 1915 German U boat torpedoes Netherlands merchant ship Medea

    • March 25, 1915 "The first submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21"

    • March 25, 1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match

    • March 25, 1917 The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.

    • March 25, 1918 The Belarusian People's Republic was established.

    • March 25, 1920 Greek Independence Day

    • March 25, 1923 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

    • March 25, 1924 Greek parliament selects Admiral Paul Koundouriótis as premier

    • March 25, 1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama

    • March 25, 1931 The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.

    • March 25, 1937 Italy & Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade)

    • March 25, 1937 "It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads"

    • March 25, 1937 Lionel Conacher misses on first Stanley Cup penalty shot

    • March 25, 1937 Washington Daily News is first US newspaper with perfumed advertising page

    • March 25, 1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

    • March 25, 1941 Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.

    • March 25, 1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp

    • March 25, 1942 R& B vocalist Aretha Franklin born this day.

    • March 25, 1943 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt Nazi registration

    • March 25, 1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

    • March 25, 1944 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome

    • March 25, 1944 "RAF Sergeant Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute"

    • March 25, 1945 US 4th Armored division arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg

    • March 25, 1945 US first army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen

    • March 25, 1945 US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa

    • March 25, 1946 "The XHJD-1, the first twin engined helicopter, made a hovering flight. Designed for the Navy by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation"

    • March 25, 1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia

    • March 25, 1947 "Coal mine explosion in Centralia IL, claims 111 lives"

    • March 25, 1947 Singer/songwriter/pianist Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) born this day.

    • March 25, 1949 "The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation was conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deported more than 92,000 people from Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union."

    • March 25, 1954 "26th Academy Awards: ""From Here to Eternity"", William Holden & Audrey Hepburn win"

    • March 25, 1954 "RCA manufactures first color TV set (12˝"" screen at $1,000)"

    • March 25, 1955 "East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR"

    • March 25, 1955 "United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem ""Howl"" as obscene."

    • March 25, 1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule

    • March 25, 1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Market)

    • March 25, 1958 Canada's Avro Arrow makes it debut flight.

    • March 25, 1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is first boxing champion to win 5 times

    • March 25, 1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons

    • March 25, 1959 French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary

    • March 25, 1960 "DH Lawrence' ""Lady Chatterley's Lover"" ruled not obscene (New York NY)"

    • March 25, 1960 Italian government Tambroni forms

    • March 25, 1960 The first guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

    • March 25, 1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

    • March 25, 1961 "Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)"

    • March 25, 1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered

    • March 25, 1962 French OAS-leader ex-General Jouhaud arrested

    • March 25, 1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy

    • March 25, 1965 Actor Sarah Jessica Parker born this day.

    • March 25, 1965 "Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery."

    • March 25, 1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution

    • March 25, 1966 "Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the ""Yesterday & Today"" album, It is later pulled"

    • March 25, 1967 "The Turtles' ""Happy Together"" goes #1"

    • March 25, 1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru

    • March 25, 1969 "During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31)."

    • March 25, 1969 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as President

    • March 25, 1970 "Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)"

    • March 25, 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight of Pakistan Army against East Pakistani civilians.

    • March 25, 1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers

    • March 25, 1971 "Tom Jones, ""She's a Lady"", goes gold"

    • March 25, 1972 "America's LP ""America"" goes #1"

    • March 25, 1973 Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test vs England

    • March 25, 1975 "Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew"

    • March 25, 1975 Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.

    • March 25, 1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties

    • March 25, 1977 "In another part of Turkey a 5.2 earthquake killed 30, injured some, and caused considerable damage in the Lice-Palu area."

    • March 25, 1977 "In Turkey a 4.8 earthquake jolted the northeastern part of Turkey, killed at least one, injured several,"

    • March 25, 1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest

    • March 25, 1979 "The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch."

    • March 25, 1983 "In the Damavand-Amol area of Iran a5.2 quake killed 30 people and injured 61 , many homes damaged and landslides in the ."

    • March 25, 1985 "57th Academy Awards: ""Amadeus"", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win"

    • March 25, 1985 Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General

    • March 25, 1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified

    • March 25, 1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money

    • March 25, 1988 The Candle demonstration in Bratislava was the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

    • March 25, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Madonna - Like A Prayer

    • March 25, 1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

    • March 25, 1990 "Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87"

    • March 25, 1990 "In the Bronx, New York City, a fire at an illegal social club called ""Happy Land"" kills 87 people."

    • March 25, 1990 "in the Puntarenas and San Jose areas of Costa Rica, a 7.0 earthquake injured 10 and damaged 60 building severely"

    • March 25, 1991 "63rd Academy Awards: ""Dance with Wolves"", Jeremy Irons & Kathy Bates win"

    • March 25, 1992 British scientists find new largest perfect number (2 756839 -1 2 756839)

    • March 25, 1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

    • March 25, 1992 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup

    • March 25, 1993 """Spring Break Quake"", a 5.7 earthquake, hits the state of Oregon. The epicenter was just outside the town of Scotts Mills along the Mount Angel faultline."

    • March 25, 1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

    • March 25, 1995 "Ward Cunningham opens the first wiki, the WikiWikiWeb."

    • March 25, 1996 "68th Academy Awards: ""Braveheart"", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win"

    • March 25, 1996 "An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins."

    • March 25, 1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth

    • March 25, 1996 The EU's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (BSE).

    • March 25, 1996 The Labour Party is founded in Turkey.

    • March 25, 1996 US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill

    • March 25, 1997 Rapper Notorious B.I.G. releases his first posthumous album Life After Death sixteen days after he is killed from gunshots. The double cd is certified ten million copies and debuts at number one.

    • March 25, 1997 "The Australian Senate votes to overturn the Northern Territory's Rights of the Terminally Ill law, the world's only law allowing terminally ill patients to commit suicide with a doctor's help"

    • March 25, 1999 "Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined to California to Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200."

    • March 25, 2004 Air Holland files for bankruptcy in response to unproven allegations of cannabis abuse by their pilots.

    • March 25, 2006 "Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin was among several protesters arrested."

    • March 25, 2006 The Capitol Hill massacre occurs: a gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood; it is one of the largest crime scenes the city has ever had.







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    • March 25, 1807 Visitor posting - World's 1st passenger rail service - horse drawn Swansea to Mumbles in Wales - United Kingdom

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    • March 25, 1963 Visitor posting - Wendy Watson was born

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