What happened on March 25? There are more than 287 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 25

March 25 In HistoryMarch 25 is the 84th day of the year 2021. There are 281 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 12th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Waterproof, Louisiana 71375 sunrise occured at 07:01 AM and sunset occured at 07:21 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 313 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 25

  • 421
    Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
  • 804
    The Sukabumi inscription, oldest known inscription written entirely in Old Javanese.
  • 1199
    Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1409
    The Council of Pisa opens.
  • 1584
    Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
  • 1634
    The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
  • 1655
    Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
  • 1802
    The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a “Definitive Treaty of Peace” between France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1807
    The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • 1807
    The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
  • 1811
    Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
  • 1821
    (Julian Calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually began since 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 Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly-found state.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
  • 1917
    The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
  • 1918
    The Belarusian People’s Republic is established.
  • 1924
    On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 1931
    The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
  • 1941
    The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
  • 1943
    Start of the American amphibious landings in the Philippines a turning point in the Pacific War.
  • 1947
    An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
  • 1948
    The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 1949
    The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
  • 1957
    The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
  • 1957
    United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on the grounds of obscenity.
  • 1958
    Canada’s Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
  • 1965
    Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1969
    During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
  • 1971
    The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
  • 1975
    Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
  • 1979
    The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
  • 1988
    The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
  • 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
    Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • 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?

  • 1252
    Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
  • 1259
    Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
  • 1297
    Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
  • 1297
    Arnošt of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • 1345
    Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)
  • 1347
    Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380).
  • 1479
    Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1533)
  • 1539
    Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • 1541
    Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
  • 1593
    Saint Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1643
    Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (d. 1680)
  • 1661
    Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
  • 1699
    Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (d. 1783)
  • 1767
    Joachim Murat, King of Naples (d. 1815)
  • 1782
    Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839)
  • 1800
    Heinrich von Dechsen, German geologist (d. 1889)
  • 1824
    Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1840
    Myles Keogh, American soldier of fortune (d. 1876)
  • 1863
    Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)
  • 1867
    Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
  • 1867
    Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (d. 1941)
  • 1868
    William Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1872
    Horatio Nelson Jackson, American car driver (d. 1955)
  • 1873
    Rudolf Rocker, German anarchist (d. 1958)
  • 1877
    Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1881
    Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
  • 1881
    Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1884
    Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
  • 1886
    Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1892
    Andy Clyde, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1895
    Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1897
    John Laurie, Scottish actor (d. 1980)
  • 1898
    Marcelle Narbonne, Franch supercentenarian
  • 1899
    Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • 1901
    Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1903
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
  • 1903
    Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1905
    Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German army officer and 20 July Plot conspirator (d. 1944)
  • 1906
    A.J.P. Taylor, British historian (d. 1990)
  • 1906
    Jean Sablon, French singer (d. 1994)
  • 1908
    Helmut Käutner, German actor and director (d. 1980)
  • 1908
    Sir David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)
  • 1910
    Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • 1911
    Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
  • 1912
    Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
  • 1913
    Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    Norman Borlaug, American agriculturalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • 1920
    Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1921
    Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1921
    Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
  • 1922
    Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
  • 1923
    Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • 1923
    Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Machiko Kyô, Japanese actress
  • 1924
    Roberts Blossom, American actor d.2011
  • 1925
    Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Flannery O'Connor, American author (d. 1964)
  • 1926
    Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (d. 1999)
  • 1926
    László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Jim Lovell, American astronaut
  • 1929
    Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
  • 1931
    Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1931
    Tom Wilson, American record producer (d. 1978)
  • 1932
    Gene Shalit, American film critic
  • 1932
    Penelope Gilliatt, English writer (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Bernard King, Australian chef and television personality (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher
  • 1934
    Johnny Burnette, American singer (d. 1964)
  • 1935
    Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • 1937
    Tom Monaghan, American fast-food industry entrepreneur
  • 1938
    Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1938
    Hoyt Axton, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1939
    Toni Cade Bambara, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1940
    Anita Bryant, American singer
  • 1941
    Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • 1942
    Aretha Franklin, American singer
  • 1942
    Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • 1942
    Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
  • 1943
    Paul Michael Glaser, American actor
  • 1946
    Cliff Balsam, English footballer
  • 1946
    Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1946
    Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Stephen Hunter, American author
  • 1947
    Elton John, English singer and songwriter
  • 1948
    Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
  • 1948
    Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • 1950
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • 1951
    Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • 1954
    Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • 1954
    Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • 1955
    Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • 1955
    Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
  • 1957
    Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • 1958
    Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • 1958
    James McDaniel, American actor
  • 1958
    John Ensign, American politician
  • 1958
    Ray Tanner, American college baseball coach
  • 1958
    Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • 1958
    Susie Bright, American feminist and sex writer
  • 1960
    Brenda Strong, American actress
  • 1960
    Haywood Nelson, American actor
  • 1960
    Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
  • 1960
    Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
  • 1960
    Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
  • 1961
    Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1961
    Mark Brooks, American golfer
  • 1962
    Marcia Cross, American actress
  • 1964
    Alex Solis, Panamanian jockey
  • 1964
    Kate DiCamillo, American children’s author
  • 1964
    Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Lisa Gay Hamilton, American actress
  • 1964
    René Meulensteen, Dutch football coach
  • 1965
    Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1965
    Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
  • 1965
    Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
  • 1966
    Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • 1966
    Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1966
    Tatjana Patitz, German supermodel
  • 1966
    Tom Glavine, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Debi Thomas, American figure skater
  • 1967
    Doug Stanhope, American comedian
  • 1967
    Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • 1969
    Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1969
    Dale Davis, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Jeffrey Walker, British Musician (Carcass)
  • 1970
    Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
  • 1970
    Teri Moïse, American singer
  • 1971
    Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter
  • 1972
    Giniel de Villiers, South African racing driver
  • 1973
    Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • 1973
    Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • 1973
    Bob Sura, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Lark Voorhies, American actress
  • 1975
    Anne Dudek, American actress
  • 1975
    Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
  • 1976
    Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • 1976
    Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
  • 1976
    Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • 1976
    Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer/actress
  • 1976
    Rima Wakarua, New Zealand/Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1978
    Teanna Kai, American pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Lee Pace, American actor
  • 1979
    Natasha Yi, American model
  • 1980
    Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
  • 1982
    Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1982
    Danica Patrick, American race car driver
  • 1982
    Jenny Slate, American comedienne
  • 1982
    Sean Faris, American actor and model
  • 1984
    Katharine McPhee, American singer and actress
  • 1984
    Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985
    Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer
  • 1986
    Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
  • 1986
    Megan Gibson, American softball player
  • 1987
    Jacob Bagersted, Danish handballer
  • 1987
    Jason Castro, American singer
  • 1987
    Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
  • 1987
    Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
  • 1988
    Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
  • 1988
    Big Sean, American Rapper
  • 1988
    Erik Knudsen, Canadian actor
  • 1989
    Aly Michalka, American actress and singer
  • 1989
    Scott Sinclair, English footballer
  • 1990
    Alexander Esswein, German footballer
  • 1991
    Seychelle Gabriel, American actress
  • 1999
    Tatum McCann, American actress

Who Died On March 25?

  • 752
    Pope-elect Stephen, Italian priest and elected successor to Pope Zachary
  • 1223
    King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185)
  • 1345
    Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • 1458
    Íñigo López de Mendoza, Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (b. 1398)
  • 1558
    Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer
  • 1561
    Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
  • 1603
    Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
  • 1609
    Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
  • 1620
    Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1625
    Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
  • 1712
    Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1732
    Saint Lucy Filippini, Italian saint (b. 1672)
  • 1736
    Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • 1738
    Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1751
    Frederick I of Sweden (b. 1676)
  • 1801
    Novalis, German poet (b. 1772)
  • 1818
    Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (b. 1745)
  • 1860
    James Braid, Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)
  • 1873
    Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 1908
    Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
  • 1914
    Frédéric Mistral, French poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
  • 1917
    Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (b. 1832)
  • 1917
    Spyridon Samaras, Greek composer (b. 1861)
  • 1918
    Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
  • 1918
    Peter Martin, Australian rules footballer (b. 1875)
  • 1931
    Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American civil rights activist (b. 1862)
  • 1951
    Eddie Collins, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1957
    Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1958
    Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
  • 1967
    Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c. 1913)
  • 1969
    Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
  • 1969
    Max Eastman, American writer (b. 1883)
  • 1975
    Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian politician (b. 1894)
  • 1975
    Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    King Faisal of Saudi Arabia (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Hanna Ralph, German actress (b. 1888)
  • 1979
    Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (b. 1914)
  • 1980
    James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1980
    Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
  • 1980
    Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
  • 1980
    Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1983
    Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • 1988
    Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
  • 1992
    Nancy Walker, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1994
    Max Petitpierre, Swiss politician and jurist (b. 1899)
  • 1995
    James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • 1995
    John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (b. 1914)
  • 1995
    Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
  • 1996
    John Snagge, British radio personality (b. 1904)
  • 1998
    Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
  • 1998
    Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)
  • 1999
    Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • 2000
    Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    Brian Trubshaw, British Concorde test pilot (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Kenneth Wolstenholme, English football commentator (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2008
    Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008
    Gene Puerling, American vocalist and arranger (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Thierry Gilardi, French football and rugby commentator (b. 1958)
  • 2009
    Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009
    Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2009
    Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Kosuke Koyama, Japanese theologian (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)

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