A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 25th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 25, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley was booted from the University of Oxford (England) for the publishing of a pamphlet titled The Necessity of Atheism, a continuation of a long history of discrimination and persecution of atheists and agnostics by religious believers.
On March 25, 1865, the long drawn out series of battles known to us as The Siege of Petersburg ended in Union victory by the forces under the command of Lt. General US Grant.
On March 25, 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia joined the Axis Powers when they signed the Tripartite Pact, siding with the Germans, Italians, and Japanese against most of the rest of the world in World War II.
On March 25, 1958, the Canadian supersonic interceptor, the Avro Arrow made its first flight.
On March 25, 1958, the Canadian supersonic interceptor, the Avro Arrow made its first flight. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On March 25, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono came up with a unique way to celebrate their honeymoon, by inviting friends and reporters to spend the day in their hotel bedroom each day for a week!
On March 25, 1975, the King of Saudi Arabia, the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world (and mostly highly accessible reserves at that) was assassinated by his own nephew.
On March 25, 1996, a “Christian Patriot” group called the Montana Freemen began an 81-day standoff with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
On March 25, 2016, with the presidential campaign in full swing we had been subjected not only to derisive comments back and forth between candidates during debates and to reporters or during speeches, but also the inevitable television attack ads.
On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Focus Features had a virtual screening of Boogie at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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