25 March

25 March

March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 281 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • National Waffle Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 25

1995: WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, is launched

Ward Cunningham introduced the wiki, or user-editable website. Today, Wikipedia is the world’s most well known and widely used wiki.

1988: Thousands of people join the first peaceful demonstrations against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia

The Candle Demonstration was brutally dispersed by the Police but was the first step towards the Velvet Revolution that resulted in the establishment of democracy in the country.

1975: King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by his nephew

Despite the king’s dying wish that the life of the assassin be spared, Faisal bin Musaid was publicly executed on June 18, 1975.

1957: 6 countries found the European Economic Community

The EEC’s establishment was an important step towards European integration and the creation of the European Union (EU).

1949: The Soviet Union begins deporting some 90,000 Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians to some of Russia’s most inhospitable areas

Operation Priboi, also known as March deportation, was designed to weaken the Baltic nationalist movement. Most of the deportees, labeled “enemies of the people” by the Soviet authorities, were women and children.

1988: First Afghan Nationalist to go to space. Abdul Ahad Mohmand Along with Commander Vladimir Lyakhov and Flight Engineer Valery Polyakov, Mohmand was part of the Soyuz TM-6 three-man crew, 1988

First Afghan Nationalist to go to space.

1902: Maharaja Sardar singhji of Jodhpur India with a British officer in 1902.

Maharaja Sardar singhji of Jodhpur India with a British officer in 1902.

1862: Lohana man in Gujarat India (c. 1855–1862).

Lohana man in Gujarat India (c. 1855–1862).

1609: Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Company to find a passage to Asia.

1409: Council of Pisa opened.

421: The City of Venice was founded.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 25

1976: Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer

1947: Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, actor

1942: Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter, pianist

1914: Norman Borlaug, American agronomist, humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate

1867: Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor

Elton John was born.

Jenny Slate was born.

Aretha Franklin was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 25

2006: Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1980: Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist

1931: Ida B. Wells, American civil rights activist

1918: Claude Debussy, French composer

1860: James Braid, Scottish surgeon

Afonso II died.

Marcos de Niza died.

Caspar Wessel died.


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