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 85th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 12, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,418,240 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 ‘octacontapentagon’ 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 324 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 2,651 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 25 Historical Events
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
Who were born on March 25?
Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
Andy Clyde, American actor (d. 1967)
Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
Ray Tanner, American college baseball coach
Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
Lark Voorhies, American actress
Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
Who died on March 25?
Pope-elect Stephen, Italian priest and elected successor to Pope Zachary
King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185)
Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
Eddie Collins, American baseball player (b. 1887)
Max Eastman, American writer (b. 1883)
Hanna Ralph, German actress (b. 1888)
Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
Brian Trubshaw, British Concorde test pilot (b. 1924)
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