Today in History, English
Today in History, English

33151March 25Event1949 – The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the So
33152March 25Event1957 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
33153March 25Event1957 – The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
33154March 25Event1958 – Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
33155March 25Event1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
33156March 25Event1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
33157March 25Event1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistan Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
33158March 25Event1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
33159March 25Event1975 – Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
33160March 25Event1979 – The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
33161March 25Event1988 – The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
33162March 25Event1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in The Bronx, New York City.
33163March 25Event1992 – The Pakistan national cricket team wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
33164March 25Event1992 – Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
33165March 25Event1993 – Warrington bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an IRA bomb detonated on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks.
33166March 25Event1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
33167March 25Event1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
33168March 25Event1996 – The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
33169March 25Event2006 – Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
33170March 25Event2006 – Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
33171March 25Birth1252 – Conradin, German son of Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1268)
33172March 25Birth1259 – Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
33173March 25Birth1297 – Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
33174March 25Birth1297 – Arnošt of Pardubice, Polish archbishop (d. 1364)
33175March 25Birth1345 – Blanche of Lancaster (d. 1369)
33176March 25Birth1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)
33177March 25Birth1479 – Vasili III of Russia (d. 1533)
33178March 25Birth1539 – Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)
33179March 25Birth1541 – Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
33180March 25Birth1545 – John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (d. 1622)

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