USING OUR SERVICES YOU AGREE TO OUR USE OF COOKIES

Events Throughout History

Historical Events for March 25th

  • Year 708 » Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
  • Year 717 » Theodosios III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
  • Year 1199 » Richard I of England or Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
  • Year 1306 » Robert the Bruce becomes List of monarchs of Scotland called King of Scotland.
  • Year 1409 » The Council of Pisa opens.
  • Year 1555 » The city of Valencia, Carabobo named Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.
  • Year 1584 » Walter Raleigh named Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
  • Year 1634 » The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
  • Year 1802 » The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
  • Year 1807 » The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
  • Year 1807 » The Slave Trade Act 1807 known as Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • Year 1811 » Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet 'The Necessity of Atheism'.
  • Year 1821 » (Julian Calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virg
  • Year 1865 » American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate States of America Confederate forces temporarily capture Battle of Fort Stedman Fort Stedman from the Union (American Civil War) Union.
  • Year 1911 » In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
  • Year 1914 » Aris Thessaloniki named Aris is founded in Thessaloniki.
  • Year 1917 » The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
  • Year 1924 » On the anniversary of Greek War of Independence called Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • Year 1931 » The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
  • Year 1941 » The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
  • Year 1947 » An 1947 Centralia mine disaster known as explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
  • Year 1948 » The first successful tornado Weather forecasting known as forecast predicts that 1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoes called a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • Year 1949 » The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of Terrorism or terror. The Soviet Union e.g Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to
  • Year 1957 » The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
  • Year 1965 » Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete Selma to Montgomery marches called their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma, Alabama known as Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Year 1969 » During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In called Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
  • Year 1971 » Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
  • Year 1971 » The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Operation Lam Son 719 called abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
  • Year 1975 » Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mental illness named mentally ill nephew.
  • Year 1979 » The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, 'Space Shuttle Columbia known as Columbia', is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
  • Year 1988 » The Candle demonstration in Bratislava known as Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • Year 1990 » The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in The Bronx, New York City.
  • Year 1992 » The Pakistan national cricket team wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Year 1992 » Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • Year 1993 » Warrington Bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an Irish Republican Army called IRA bomb detonated in Warrington, Cheshire on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks.
  • Year 1996 » An Montana Freemen Standoff named 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
  • Year 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.

World History for the Month of March