March 25 in History
421March 25, 421:
The city of Venice is formerly established.
708March 25, 708:
Constantine the Great becomes the 88th pope of the Catholic Church.
717March 25, 717:
Theodosius III reign as Byzantine emperor comes to an end after Leo III the Isaurian seizes power.
1306March 25, 1306:
Robert the Bruce, a national hero in Scotland, is crowned King of Scots after having being involved in the death of his arch rival John Comyn III of Badenoch.
1655March 25, 1655:
Dutch physicist and mathematician Christiaan Huygens discovers the largest moon of Saturn, the solar system’s second biggest planet.
1807March 25, 1807:
The Slave Trade Act 1807 is formerly approved by the British monarch.
1811March 25, 1811:
Percy Bysshe Shelley is dismissed from the University of Oxford for his essay on atheism titled “The Necessity of Atheism”.
1814March 25, 1814:
The Central bank of the Netherlands Bank, De Nederlandsche Bank NV is established.
1908March 25, 1908:
Popular professional football club Clube Atlético Mineiro, is established in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
1911March 25, 1911:
One of the deadliest industrial disasters hits the city of New York as over 140 workers of the Triangle Waist Company, a garment factory in Manhattan, perish in a fire incident.
1918March 25, 1918:
The autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church is restored.
- March 25, 1918:
Belarusian National Republic (BNR) is officially established.
1924March 25, 1924:
Greek admiral and naval officer Paul Koundouriotis is elected as president of Second Hellenic Republic.
1931March 25, 1931:
The Scottsboro Boys are apprehended and charged for raping two white women in Alabama.
1935March 25, 1935:
Belgian lawyer and politician Paul van Zeeland becomes Prime Minister of Belgium.
1947March 25, 1947:
Coal mine explodes and kills 111 miners in Centralia, Illinois.
1949March 25, 1949:
The Soviet mass deportation, coded Operation Priboi, begins. The action results in over 90,000 golchomags being forcefully relocated from the Baltic countries to hostile areas in Siberia.
1954March 25, 1954:
The first colored television set is produced by RCA.
1957March 25, 1957:
The Treaty of Rome is signed by major European nations like France, the Netherlands, West Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and Belgium.
- March 25, 1957:
The National Basketball Association (NBA) makes changes in the free-throw rule.
- March 25, 1957:
The European Economic Community is founded.
1975March 25, 1975:
The king of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is shot and killed by his mentally challenged nephew Faisal bin Musaid.
1988March 25, 1988:
The first mass demonstration since 1969 happens in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, against the communist regime.
1995March 25, 1995:
The first user-editable website, WikiWikiWeb is launched.
2006March 25, 2006:
Seven people, including a gunman, die in a mass shooting incident at Capitol Hill district in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
2015March 25, 2015:
English musician Zayn Malik of One Direction fame announces that he is departing the band.