On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1898

Historical Events

  • 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda
  • Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • Swami Vivekananda initiates Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) into vow of Brahmacharya, first western woman received into Indian monastic order

Historic Event

Writer O. Henry sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzling $854 from a bank reportedly to pay for his sick wife's medical bills. Goes on to write many classics while in jail including "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking".


1898 Highlights

About March 25, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries