March 25 in History

March 25 in Pop Culture History

March 25th is…
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
Lobster Newburg Day
Medal of Honor Day
Newfoundland Dog Day
Old New Year’s Day
Pecan Day
Tolkien Reading Day
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Waffle Day

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 Turtles – Happy Together

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

1982 – Cagney & Lacey premiered on CBS

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

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

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

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


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