This Day in History: March 25

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March 25

Every page of history is inscribed with the events of wars, victories, inventions, landmark events and more that have been important in helping us figure out society. Therefore in this blog, we bring to you the list of events that occurred on March 25 dating several years back.

What Events Happened in India on March 25

1931 – Kanpur Riots
Fifty people were killed in the Kanpur riots that broke out in India. Mahatma Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on March 25

1199 – Richard I
Richard I the King of England, was wounded in a war while fighting France. This event led to his death on April 6.

1584 – Walter Raleigh
English explorer Walter Raleigh renewed Humphrey Gilbert’s patent with an aim to explore North America.

Henry Hudson - Ages of Exploration
Credit: Ages of Exploration

1609 – Henry Hudson’s exploration
Henry Hudson started exploration for the Dutch East India Company with an aim to find a passage to Asia.

1776 – George Washington
Continental Congress authorized a medal for the 1st US president George Washington.

1807 – Abolition of the slave trade in Britain
British Parliament abolished the slave trade throughout the British Empire while adding a penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains.

1898 – Imprisonment of O Henry
Writer O. Henry, renowned for his short story, the last leaf sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzling $854 from a bank reportedly to pay for his sick wife’s medical bills.

1919 – Formation of League of Nations
Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a League of Nations came true after the League Covenant was adopted at the Paris Peace Conference.

1955 – Howl: Allen Ginsberg
United States Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg’s controversial poem “Howl” and declared it obscene.

1960 – DH Lawrence: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
After an ongoing battle, the Lady Chatterley’s Lover was declared not obscene by NYC.

Credit: Nasa.gov

1961 – Sputnik 10
Sputnik 10 carried a dog into Earth orbit which was later recovered.

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King, a civil rights activist Jr. led 25,000 protestors and civilians to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

One Direction GIF | Gfycat
Credit: Gfycat

2015 – Zayn Malik quits 1D
British musician Zayn Malik announced his departure from the band One Direction.

List of Important Birthdays

1881 – Béla Bartok
Béla Bartok is a  Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra) who was born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary.

1906 – AJP Taylor
A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], was an English historian who was born in Southport, England.

1921 – Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret is a French actress born in Wiesbaden, Germany.

1934 – Gloria Steinem
Renowned American Feminist, publisher and journalist was born in Toledo, Ohio.

1947 – Elton John
Elton John, a famous English singer-songwriter was born in Pinner, Middlesex.

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