On This Day for 25th March

Historical Events

  • 31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
  • 1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
  • 1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; a penalty of £120 per slave is introduced for slave ship captains.
  • 1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

Did You Know?

RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)

On March 25th, 1954

Famous Weddings

  • 1734 William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace
  • 1961 Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England
  • 1985 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly
  • 2003 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados
  • 2006 Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

  • 2005 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage