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1961Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

199163rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

1995Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

1958Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

1965Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al

19461st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

1917Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller

1584Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

1776Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1753Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

199913th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

200173rd Academy Awards - "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win

1971Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

1199Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1982Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

1960DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

1974Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

1972Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

195426th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress

1937It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads

2013Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

March 25th Historical Events
Date Event
1
Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word 
31
1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus 
421
Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded 
708
Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1150
Tichborne family of Hampshire England start tradition of giving gallon of flour to residents to keep deathbed promise 
1199
Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. 
1306
Robert the Bruce crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch 
1409
Council of Pisa opens 
1571
Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England 
1581
Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal 
1584
Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America 
1598
Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies 
1609
Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co 
1634
Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland 
1647
Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay 
1655
Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn's largest satellite) 
1668
1st horse race in America takes place 
1669
Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000 
1753
Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia 
1774
British Parliament passes Boston Port Bill 
1776
Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington 
1802
France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens 
1807
1st railway passenger service began in England 
1807
British Parliament abolishes slave trade 
1807
George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary 
1811
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. 
1813
1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex 
1814
Netherlands Bank established 
1817
Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians 
1820
Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack 
1821
Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day) 
1846
German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory 
1847
Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland" 
1851
Yosemite Valley discovered in California 
1852
Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer" premieres in Munich 
1856
A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine 
1857
Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse 
1863
1st Army Medal of Honor awarded 
1863
Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee 
1864
Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid) 
1865
Battle of Bluff Spring, FL 
1865
Battle of Fort Stedman, VA - in front of Petersburg 
1865
Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely) 
1865
SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400 
1876
Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0) 
1882
1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC) 
1888
Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber 
1889
1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England 
1894
Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington DC 
1895
Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
1896
Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6] 
1898
Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC 
1900
US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis 
1901
55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa 
1902
Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine 
1902
In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia 
1903
Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded. 
1905
Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South 
1907
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup 
1908
Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 
1910
Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ 
1911
L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay 
1911
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls 
1913
Great Dayton Flood 
1913
Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn 
1915
1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21 
1915
German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea 
1916
Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC 
1916
Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title 
1916
Women are allowed to attend a boxing match 
1917
Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller 
1918
The Belarusian People's Republic is established. 
1920
Greek Independence Day 
1923
British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy 
1924
Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier 
1924
Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2 
1931
Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis 
1931
Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama 
1934
1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284 
1935
1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns 
1936
200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground 
1936
Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s) 
1937
It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads 
1937
Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade) 
1937
Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot 
1937
Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page 
1938
1st US bred and owned horse (Battleship) to win British Grand National Steeplechase 
1939
Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart 
1941
Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, SC, incorporated 
1942
700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp 
1943
97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration 
1943
Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio 
1944
Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome 
1944
RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg. 
1945
US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen 
1945
US 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg 
1945
US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa 
1946
1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto" 
1947
9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47 
1947
Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia 
1947
Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111 
1947
Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch) 
1949
SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied 
1951
5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win 
1951
E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab 
1954
26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress 
1954
Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity) 
1954
RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000) 
1955
E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR 
1955
United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene. 
1957
NBA modifies the free-throw rule 
1957
Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt) 
1958
Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times 
1958
West German parliament desires German atomic weapons 
1959
Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate 
1959
French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary 
1960
1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut) 
1960
DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC) 
1960
Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires 
1960
Italian government Tambroni forms 
1961
"13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances 
1961
"Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances 
1961
23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT) 
1961
Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona 
1961
Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km) 
1961
Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered 
1961
3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes 
1962
"Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances 
1962
French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested 
1963
KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1964
Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy 
1964
Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64) 
1965
Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al 
1965
West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution 
1966
US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional 
1966
Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled 
1967
29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64 
1967
The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1967
Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show 
1968
KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland 
1969
Andes Pact signed in Peru 
1969
John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam) 
1969
Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres 
1969
Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968 
1970
Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH) 
1971
Boston Patriots become New England Patriots 
1971
European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers 
1971
Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold 
1971
James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland 
1972
"Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 perfs 
1972
34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76 
1972
America's LP "America" goes #1 
1972
Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals 
1972
UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title 
1973
27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win 
1973
Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic 
1973
Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng 
1974
Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly" 
1976
"My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances 
1976
"Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances 
1976
Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties 
1979
Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest 
1979
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1982
Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season 
1983
Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec) 
1983
Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58) 
1984
Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
1985
57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win 
1985
Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General 
1986
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA) 
1986
Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes 
1986
Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump 
1987
Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified 
1988
"Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan 
1988
NASA launches space vehicle S-206 
1988
Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money 
1989
"Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago 
1990
"Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances 
1990
10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins 
1990
Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87 
1990
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
1991
63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win 
1991
Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown 
1991
Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices 
1992
British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839) 
1992
Imran Khan scores 72 & takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI 
1992
Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup 
1992
Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands 
1992
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station. 
1993
"Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances 
1994
Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32) 
1994
Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37) 
1995
Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years 
1996
68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win 
1996
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth 
1996
Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes 
1996
Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS) 
1996
Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS) 
1996
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA) 
1996
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA) 
1996
US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill 
1996
The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE). 
1997
"Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances 
1997
Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice 
1999
13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win 
2000
20th Golden Raspberry Awards: Wild Wild West wins 
2001
73rd Academy Awards - "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win 
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 re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested. 
2012
Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron 
2013
Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking 
2016
Ted Cruz Warns Donald Trump to Leave His Wife 'the Hell Alone' 
2016
Hollywood actors join Georgia boycott threats over gay bill 
2016
North Carolina Gay Bias Law Draws a Sharp Backlash 
2016
Six arrests in Brussels police operation after bombings 
2017
Republicans pull healthcare legislation plan in blow to Trump 
2017
UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul 
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