March 25 Events in History - March 25 Birthdays - March 25 Deaths
2015 Clues in the crash of a Germanwings flight during clear weather Tuesday suggest that the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cabin before deliberately downing the jet in the French Alps; investigations of the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, are ongoing
2014 U.S. Girl Scout Katie Francis breaks the record for selling cookies for the organization's annual fundraiser, selling 18,107 boxes over a seven-week period
2014 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce their intention to divorce after 11 years of marriage; the announcement on Paltrow's website was titled 'Conscious Uncoupling'
2013 In southwest China, environmental and health concerns among residents are raised when 1,000 dead ducks pulled from the Sichuan River
2013 President of China, Xi Jinping addresses leaders in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, vowing to strengthen ties with Africa
2012 In Orlando, Golf pro Tiger Woods wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament; this is his first PGA Tour victory since 2009
2012 U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to South Korea, as tensions rise over North Korea's proposed missile tests
2011 Iran's Government rejects an investigation into alleged human rights abuses called for by the United Nations Human Rights Council
2011 The Tibetan parliament will seek the Tibetan community's opinion after the Tibetan government in-exile accepts the Dalai Lama's resignation from politics
2010 Somali troops demolish 500 homes near the airport in Mogdishu
2008 160 square mile part of the Antarctic ice shelf disintegrates
2002 Earthquake kills at least 1,000 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
2001 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Gladiator wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards
1997 "Barrymore," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 240 performances
1997 Indians trade Lofton and Embree to Braves for Grissom and Justice
1996 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart," Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
1996 Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
1996 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
1996 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova and Bushkov (RUS)
1996 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
1996 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
1996 U.S. issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
1994 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
1994 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1992 Imran Khan scores 72 and takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
1992 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
1991 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves," Kathy Bates and J Irons win
1991 Allan Border takes 5-68 vs. WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
1990 "Lettice and Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 284 performances
1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
1990 Fire in illegal New York City social club, kills 87
1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-206
1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
1986 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
1985 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus," F Murray Abraham and Sally Field win
1985 Edwin Meese III becomes U.S. Attorney General
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1983 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 384 performances
1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City for 48 performances
1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arab (1964-75), shot by nephew
1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
1973 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win
1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1973 Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test vs. Eng
1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 5 performances
1972 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
1971 Tom Jones, "She's a Lady," goes gold
1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru
1969 John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1969 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Who and Cream make U.S. debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
1966 U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax unconstitutional
1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday and Today" album, It is later pulled
1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy
1964 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 65 performances
1962 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 28 performances
1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 702 performances
1961 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1961 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St. Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1960 DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (New York City)
1960 Ford Frick voids Indians - Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
1960 Italian government Tambroni forms
1959 Bill White traded to St. Louis for pitchers Sam Jones and Don Choate
1959 French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times
1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community, known as the Common Market
1955 East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, U.S.S.R.
1954 26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity," Holden and A Hepburn win
1954 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set, a 12-inch screen for $1,000
1951 5th Tony Awards: Guys and Dolls and Rose Tattoo win
1951 E Purcell and EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
1949 SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
1947 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
1947 Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claims 111
1947 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (vs. New Zealand, Christchurch)
1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
1945 U.S. 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
1945 U.S. 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau and Aschaffenburg
1945 U.S. Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa
1944 RAF Sergeant Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute
1943 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
1943 Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiere on radio
1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp
1941 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon South Carolina, incorporated
1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
1938 1st U.S. bred horse (Battleship) to win Grand National Steeplechase
1937 It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1937 Italy and Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
1937 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
1937 Washington Daily News is 1st U.S. newspaper with perfumed advertising page
1936 200" mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
1935 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
1934 1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
1931 Hal Kemp and his Orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
1924 Greek parliament selects Admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
1924 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
1923 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
1920 Greek Independence Day
1916 Heavyweight Jess Willard and Franc Moran fight to no decision in New York City
1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1915 1st submarine disaster; a U.S. F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
1915 German U boat torpedoes Netherlands merchant ship Medea
1913 Great Dayton Flood
1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (New York City) starring Ed Wynn
1911 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
1910 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
1907 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
1905 Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
1902 Irving W. Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
1901 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown Iowa
1900 U.S. Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
1898 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in New York City
1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece
1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1894 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon Oh for Wash
1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town vs. England
1888 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
1882 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York City)
1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
1865 Battle of Bluff Spring, Florida
1865 Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia - in front of Petersburg
1865 Battle of Mobile, Alabama (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
1865 SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire and sinks, killing 400
1864 Battle of Paducah, Kentucky (Forrest's raid)
1863 1st Army Medal of Honor awarded
1863 Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee
1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1856 A. E. Burnside patents Burnside carbine
1852 Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer," premieres in Munich
1847 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
1820 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack
1817 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
1814 Netherlands Bank established
1813 1st U.S. flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
1807 1st railway passenger service began in England
1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade
1807 George Canning becomes British minister of Foreign affairs
1802 France, Netherlands, Spain and England signs Peace of Amiens
1776 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
1774 English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
1753 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
1700 England, France and Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty
1669 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
1668 1st horse race in America takes place
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1647 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
1634 Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co.
1598 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore N Amer
1581 Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
1571 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves Enngeland
1409 Council of Pisa opens
1306 Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland
1133 William the Conqueror orders 1st Domesday Survey of England
708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
421 Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
1 Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word