Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on March 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 25 is the 84th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 12, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,840,000 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontatetragon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 331 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,555 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 25 Historical Events

  • 1409
    The Council of Pisa opens.
  • 1821
    (Julian Calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually began since 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly-found state.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
  • 1931
    The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
  • 1958
    Canada’s Avro Arrow makes its first flight.

Who were born on March 25?

  • 1938
    Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1942
    Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
  • 1956
    Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
  • 1967
    Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • 1976
    Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor

Who died on March 25?

  • 1736
    Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • 1992
    Nancy Walker, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1995
    James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2008
    Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

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