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

  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1409
    The Council of Pisa opens.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
  • 1941
    The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
  • 1948
    The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 1957
    The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
  • 1992
    Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • 1996
    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).
  • 2006
    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?

  • 1867
    Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
  • 1911
    Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
  • 1922
    Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
  • 1925
    Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1932
    Penelope Gilliatt, English writer (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • 1946
    Cliff Balsam, English footballer
  • 1966
    Anton Rogan, Irish footballer

Who died on March 25?

  • 1345
    Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • 1873
    Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 1918
    Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
  • 1958
    Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
  • 1980
    Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1988
    Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
  • 1998
    Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2009
    Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)

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