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, 440,304 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 ‘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
Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on the grounds of obscenity.
During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
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.
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
Who were born on March 25?
Arnošt of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
Sir David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)
Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
James McDaniel, American actor
Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player
Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
Who died on March 25?
King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185)
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
Johannes Nucius, German composer
Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
Novalis, German poet (b. 1772)
Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian politician (b. 1894)
Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
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