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
Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
The Council of Pisa opens.
American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
The European Union’s Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
Who were born on March 25?
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (d. 2010)
Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
Penelope Gilliatt, English writer (d. 1993)
Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (d. 2010)
Kim Woodburn, English television personality
Cliff Balsam, English footballer
Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
Who died on March 25?
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
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