March 25 in Pop Culture History

25March 25 in Pop Culture History
421 – The city of Venice was founded.

1655 – Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens.

1807 – The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.

1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

1911 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory burned in New York City, killing 145 workers. The disaster helped bring forth more laws and regulations protecting employees.

1957 – United States Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem ‘Howl’ on grounds of obscenity.

1967 – #1 Hit March 25, 1967 – April 14, 1967: The TurtlesHappy Together

1972 – #1 Hit March 25, 1972 – April 14, 1972: AmericaA Horse with No Name

1982 – Cagney & Lacey premiered on CBS.

1983 – The Outsiders was released in theaters

1984 – Television Special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever introduced Michael Jackson’s ‘moonwalk’ during his performance of “Billie Jean.”

1988 – Biloxi Blues was released in theaters.

1989 – #1 Hit March 25, 1989 – March 31, 1989: Mike + The MechanicsThe Living Years

1990 – The Happy Land nightclub fire was an arson fire that killed 87 people in The Bronx, New York City.

1994 – D2: The Mighty Ducks was released in theaters.

1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, was published online by Ward Cunningham.

2001 – Bjork wore her now-famous ‘swan dress’ to the Oscars.

2002 – The Bachelor premiered on ABC.

2011 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Sucker Punch debuted in theaters.

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