Events in History on March 25

  • 1 Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word
  • 31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
  • 421 Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
  • 708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England start tradition of giving gallon of flour to residents to keep deathbed promise

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1199 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

  • 1306 Robert the Bruce crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
  • 1409 Council of Pisa opens - elects Antipope Alexander V
  • 1571 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England

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1581 Portuguese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
  • 1598 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies

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1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • 1634 Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
  • 1647 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
  • 1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn's largest satellite)
  • 1669 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000

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1753 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • 1774 British Parliament passes Boston Port Bill

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1776 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1802 France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens
  • 1807 First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales.
  • 1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; a penalty of £120 per slave is introduced for slave ship captains.
  • 1807 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary
  • 1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
  • 1813 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
  • 1814 Netherlands Bank established
  • 1817 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
  • 1820 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack
  • 1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)

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1846 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1847 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
  • 1851 Yosemite Valley discovered in California
  • 1852 Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer" premieres in Munich
  • 1856 A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine
  • 1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
  • 1863 1st US Army Medal of Honor awarded
  • 1863 Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee
  • 1864 Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid)
  • 1865 Battle of Bluff Spring, FL
  • 1865 Battle of Fort Stedman, VA - in front of Petersburg
  • 1865 Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
  • 1865 SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400
  • 1882 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
  • 1888 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
  • 1894 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.
  • 1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1898 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • 1900 US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
  • 1901 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • 1902 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • 1903 Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded.
  • 1905 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • 1908 Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • 1910 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
  • 1911 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
  • 1913 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster in Ohio
  • 1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • 1915 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
  • 1915 German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea

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1917 Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down and mortally wounding German Leutnant Theiller

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1918 The Belarusian People's Republic is established.

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1919 Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1920 Greek Independence Day
  • 1923 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
  • 1924 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • 1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
  • 1935 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
  • 1936 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • 1937 Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
  • 1937 Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
  • 1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
  • 1941 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, SC, incorporated
  • 1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov district reach the Bełżec Concentration camp
  • 1943 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
  • 1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
  • 1944 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
  • 1944 RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg.
  • 1945 US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
  • 1945 US 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg
  • 1945 US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa
  • 1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
  • 1947 Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111
  • 1951 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
  • 1951 E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
  • 1954 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
  • 1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • 1955 E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR

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

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
  • 1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
  • 1959 French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
  • 1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

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1960 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

  • 1960 Italian government Tambroni forms
  • 1961 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
  • 1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
  • 1962 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested

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1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)

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1965 Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • 1966 US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1967 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru
  • 1969 Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres
  • 1969 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968
  • 1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
  • 1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
  • 1971 James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland
  • 1973 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
  • 1973 Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
  • 1976 Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
  • 1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
  • 1983 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
  • 1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
  • 1985 Edwin Meese III takes office as US Attorney General
  • 1986 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
  • 1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
  • 1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-206
  • 1990 Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
  • 1991 Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices
  • 1992 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • 1992 Imran Khan scores 72 & takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
  • 1992 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
  • 1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • 1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • 1994 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • 1994 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
  • 1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
  • 1996 Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
  • 1996 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
  • 1996 US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
  • 1996 The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).
  • 2006 Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • 2006 Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
  • 2016 Suicide attack during a football match in Iskandariya, Iraq kills at least 32 people, ISIS claim responsibility