What happened this day in history March 25

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

  • 1807
    The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
  • 1811
    Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
  • 1917
    The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
  • 1947
    An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
  • 1948
    The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 1949
    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.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
  • 1975
    Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
  • 1996
    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?

  • 1252
    Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
  • 1892
    Andy Clyde, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1922
    Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
  • 1941
    Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • 1942
    Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
  • 1946
    Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1958
    Ray Tanner, American college baseball coach
  • 1960
    Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
  • 1974
    Lark Voorhies, American actress
  • 1976
    Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor

Who died on March 25?

  • 752
    Pope-elect Stephen, Italian priest and elected successor to Pope Zachary
  • 1223
    King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185)
  • 1603
    Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
  • 1736
    Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • 1951
    Eddie Collins, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1969
    Max Eastman, American writer (b. 1883)
  • 1978
    Hanna Ralph, German actress (b. 1888)
  • 1983
    Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • 1995
    James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    Brian Trubshaw, British Concorde test pilot (b. 1924)

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