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, 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

  • 1199
    Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
  • 1634
    The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
  • 1807
    The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • 1911
    In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
  • 1931
    The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
  • 1957
    United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on the grounds of obscenity.
  • 1969
    During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
  • 1990
    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.
  • 1992
    Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • 1995
    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?

  • 1297
    Arnošt of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • 1895
    Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1908
    Sir David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)
  • 1913
    Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1958
    James McDaniel, American actor
  • 1960
    Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
  • 1966
    Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • 1971
    Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player

Who died on March 25?

  • 1223
    King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185)
  • 1345
    Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • 1620
    Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1625
    Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
  • 1712
    Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1736
    Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • 1801
    Novalis, German poet (b. 1772)
  • 1975
    Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian politician (b. 1894)
  • 1983
    Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)

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