Historical Events on 25th March

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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
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
1571 - Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England
1581 - Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America
Explorer Walter RaleighExplorer Walter Raleigh 1598 - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
1609 - Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
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)
1668 - 1st horse race in America takes place
1669 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1753 - Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
1774 - British Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
1776 - Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
1802 - France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens
1807 - 1st railway passenger service began in England
1807 - British Parliament abolishes slave trade
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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 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)
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 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
1876 - Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
1882 - 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
1888 - Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
1889 - 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
1894 - Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington DC
1895 - Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1896 - Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
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
1907 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
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
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
1916 - Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC
1916 - Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1916 - Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy BishopCanadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop 1917 - Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller
1918 - The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
1920 - Greek Independence Day
1923 - British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
1924 - Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
1924 - Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
1931 - Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
1931 - Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
1934 - 1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
1935 - 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
1936 - 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
1936 - Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1937 - It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1937 - Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
1937 - Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
1937 - Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
1938 - 1st US bred and owned horse (Battleship) to win British Grand National Steeplechase
1939 - Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
1941 - Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, SC, incorporated
1942 - 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec 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
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky 1946 - 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
1947 - 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
1947 - Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
1947 - Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111
1947 - Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
1949 - SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
1951 - 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
1951 - E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
1954 - 26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn 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
1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.
1957 - NBA modifies the free-throw rule
1957 - Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
1958 - Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times
1958 - West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson 1959 - Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
1959 - French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
1960 - 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1960 - DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
1960 - Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
1960 - Italian government Tambroni forms
1961 - "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
1961 - "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence 1961 - 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
1961 - Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1961 - Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
1961 - Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
1961 - 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
1962 - "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
1962 - French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1963 - KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 - Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
1964 - Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
1965 - West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
1966 - US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
1966 - Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled
1967 - 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1967 - The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1967 - Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
1968 - KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
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 - John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
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 - Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
1971 - European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
Singer Tom JonesSinger Tom Jones 1971 - Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold
1972 - "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1972 - 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
1972 - America's LP "America" goes #1
1972 - Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
1972 - UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1973 - 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
1973 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1973 - Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1974 - Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
1976 - "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
1976 - "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
1976 - Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
1979 - Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1982 - Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
1983 - Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1983 - Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1985 - 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win
1985 - Edwin Meese III becomes 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
1986 - Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
1987 - Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1988 - "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
1988 - NASA launches space vehicle S-206
1988 - Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1990 - "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
1990 - 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
1990 - Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
1990 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1991 - 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 1991 - Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
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.
1993 - "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1994 - Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
1994 - Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1995 - Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
1996 - 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
1996 - Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
1996 - Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
1996 - Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
1996 - Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
1996 - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
1996 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)

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