On This Day

On This Day in History for March 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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. leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama

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 General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president

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1969 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
  • 1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
  • 1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers

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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

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan

  • 1973 27th Tony Awards: "That Championship Season" and "Little Night Music" win
  • 1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
  • 1978 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, UCLA beat Maryland 90-74 in Los Angeles
  • 1979 Space Shuttle Columbia arrives at Kennedy Space Centre to prepare for its first launch, which would eventually happen in 1981
  • 1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
  • 1979 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Old Dominion beat Louisiana Tech 75-65 in Greensboro
  • 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 The US Supreme Court rules that gender-based workplace affirmative action plans do not constitute discrimination on the basis of sex under the Civil Rights Act 1964
  • 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 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.
  • 2009 Gay dating site Grindr launched by Joel Simkhai, first ever dating application to combine dating information and location
  • 2016 Suicide attack during a football match in Iskandariya, Iraq kills at least 32 people, ISIS claim responsibility
  • 2017 Largest banana split ever, at 8,040 metres long, is made in Innisfail, Australia
  • 2018 First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours
  • 2018 Fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia, kills at least 64

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2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2019 First rocket fired from Gaza since 2014 toward Tel Aviv prompts Israeli return air strikes on Gaza
  • 2019 Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+, news service Apple News+ and an Apple credit card at star-studded event featuring Oprah
  • 2019 Teacher of the Year awarded to rural Kenyan math and physics teacher and Franciscan brother Peter Tabichi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2019 Further power blackouts in Caracas, Venezuela, prompt government to tell workers and students to stay at home
  • 2019 NASA cancels a planned historic all-female spacewalk because it doesn't have enough spacesuits to fit women
  • 2019 British Airways flight from London mistakenly flies to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan submitted
  • 2019 First organ transplant between a live HIV donor and an HIV recipient with a kidney transplant in Boston, Massachusetts

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2020 United Kingdom's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020 Spain's death toll from coronavirus COVID-19 overtakes China's at 3,434 to become second worldwide behind Italy with 7,503 deaths with a worldwide toll of 20,836

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