Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This was 84th day of the year and 281 days remained in the year.


March 25 Birthdays

Gutzon Borglum
(John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum), 1867–1941, American sculptor, b. Idaho; son of a Danish physician and rancher.

Arturo Toscanini
conductor (1867)

Bela Bartok
composer (1881)

Howard Cosell
sports commentator (1920)

Simone Signoret
actress (1921)

Flannery O'Connor
author (1925)

Gloria Steinem
journalist and feminist (1934)

Aretha Franklin
soul singer (1942)

Elton John
musician, singer, songwriter (1947)

Sarah Jessica Parker
actress (1965)

March 25 in History

1634

Maryland was founded by settlers sent by the late Lord Baltimore.

1894

Jacob Sechler Coxey and his "army" of unemployed men began their march from Ohio to Washington, DC.

1911

A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York City killed 145 workers.

1931

The Scottsboro boys were arrested in Alabama.

1934

Horton Smith won the first Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Georgia.

1957

The European Economic Community was established by the Treaty of Rome.

1965

The 25,000-person Alabama Freedom March to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks, led by Martin Luther King Jr., ended its journey from Selma on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.

1975

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot and killed by his nephew.

1994

U.S. troops withdrew from Somalia.

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