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, 414,000 hours 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

  • 1807
    The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
  • 1957
    The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
  • 1965
    Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1979
    The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
  • 1990
    The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.

Who were born on March 25?

  • 1347
    Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380).
  • 1906
    A.J.P. Taylor, British historian (d. 1990)
  • 1920
    Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • 1988
    Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
  • 1989
    Scott Sinclair, English footballer

Who died on March 25?

  • 1609
    Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
  • 1712
    Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1732
    Saint Lucy Filippini, Italian saint (b. 1672)
  • 1873
    Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 2006
    Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)

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