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
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
Explorer Henry HudsonExplorer Henry Hudson 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
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 - 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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 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)
1846 - German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory
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
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.
1919 - Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference
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
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1936 - Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
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.
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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
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)
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
1954 - Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn 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
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's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
1960 - Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence 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
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
1963 - KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 - Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 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
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
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 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
1971 - Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold
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
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
NHL Legend Bobby HullNHL Legend Bobby Hull 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
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
1982 - 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on CBS-TV
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1983 - Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
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
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 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
1991 - Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
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.
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 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)
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

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