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25 March

708 – Rome – Constantine became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Constantine

717 – Byzantine Empire – Theodosios III abdicated, Leo III became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodosius_III   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_III_the_Isaurian

752 – Rome – Pope-elect Stephen died (unconsecrated). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope-elect_Stephen

1199 – France – Richard I wounded at Battle of Chalus. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149710/Richard-Lionhearts-death-investigated-French-forensic-scientist–812-years-infection-killed-him.html

1555 – Venezuela – Valencia founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia,_Carabobo

1634 – America – First settlers arrived in Maryland. http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/mday.html

1655 – Netherlands – Titan, moon of Saturn discovered by Christiaan Huygens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(moon)

1802 –France – Treaty of Amiens signed. http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/diplomatic/c_amiens.html


1802 – France – French Revolutionary Wars ended. https://youtu.be/FLY7WABdnXw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolutionary_Wars

1807 – British Empire – Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing slave trade. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/tradeindustry/slavetrade/

1807 – UK – Oystermouth (Swansea & Mumbles) Railway became first passenger carrying railway. http://www.welshwales.co.uk/mumbles_railway_swansea.htm

1865 – USA – Battle of Fort Stedman (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fortstedman.html

1894 – USA – First Coxey’s Army protest march began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxey%27s_Army


1911 – USA – Fire at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, New York, 146 killed. https://youtu.be/YkUCz94qHz8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.dol.gov/shirtwaist/index.htm

1937 – USA – TWA Flight 15A crashed near Clifton, PA, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370325-0

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Krupp Iron Works, Essen. http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin. http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Atlantic Ocean – USAAF plane crashed, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440325-0

1945 – Germany – Operation Lumberjack ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Lumberjack


1947 – USA – Explosion at coal mine in Centralia, Illinois, 111 killed. https://youtu.be/a4pShnMe6Rk  http://www.illinoislaborhistory.org/centralia-mine-disaster.html

1949 – Baltic States – Operation Priboi began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Priboi

1950 – Turkey – DHY plane near Ankara-Etimesgut Airport, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500325-0

1950 – Papua New Guinea – MAL plane crashed at Lae Airfield, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500325-1

1953 – Japan – RAF plane crashed at Iwakuni NAS, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530325-0

1954 – Mexico – Aeronaves de México plane crashed near Monterrey, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540325-0

1954 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Swinderby RAF Station, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540325-1

1957 – West Germany/France/Italy/Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg – European Economic Community established. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Community


1958 – Canada – Avro Arrow made first flight. https://youtu.be/7sFRiacvNYo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_CF-105_Arrow


1965 – USA – Selma to Mongomery marches ended. https://youtu.be/gM-tfj6lp6w https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches

1971 – Laos – Operation Lam Son 719 ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Lam_Son_719

1988 – Czechoslovakia – Candle demonstration in Bratislava against communist regime. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_demonstration_in_Bratislava

1990 USA – Fire at Happy Land nightclub, The Bronx, New York, 87 killed. http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire92/PDF/f92041.pdf

1992 – France – Paralympic V Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Tignes-Albertville. http://www.paralympic.org/tignes-albertville-1992

2002 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Hindu Kush region, 1,000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1893867.stm

2004 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 5.6Mw, epicentre in Erzurum, 10 killed.

2006 – USA – Shooting at Capitol Hill, Seattle, 7 killed. http://www.seattle.gov/spd/Publications/Special/CapitolHillPanelReport.pdf

2007 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw.

2007 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Ishikawa Prefecture, 1 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Noto_earthquake

2012 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw. epicentre Maule, 1 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc0008pwq/

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1586 – Margaret Clitherow pressed to death on Ouse Bridge. https://youtu.be/YtKD0kK-z9Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Clitherow

1618 – Mark Addison was executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows.

1662 – Anthony Beedam was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1697 – Martin Burrell was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf