About March 25

March 25, 2024 is the 85th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aries is the sun 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 310 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 25

  • 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.
  • 1634
    The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
  • 1807
    The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
  • 1924
    On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 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).
  • 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
    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.
  • 1992
    Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

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