March 25 in Pop Culture History

March 25 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

March 25 History Highlights

  • 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted permission to colonize Virginia.
  • Until 1752, March 25 was considered New Year’s Day in Great Britain and its colonies.
  • 1807 – The Slave Trade Act abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • 1911 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in NYC killed146 garment workers.
  • 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their “Bed-In For Peace” in Amsterdam.
  • March 25, 3019 T.A. (fiction) Sauron defeated and the ring destroyed, Lord of the Rings, Book/Film
  • If you were born on March 25th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… July 2nd (prior year)

National Medal of Honor Day

March 25 is National Medal of Honor Day. This date was chosen because the first Medal of Honor was presented on March 25, 1863, during the Civil War. Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and National Medal of Honor Day are reminders to take a moment and be thankful for the men and women who have served and those who have died serving our country. National Medal of Honor Day was established to help foster appreciation specifically for recipients of the nation’s highest military award. These brave individuals have shown true valor, risked their lives, and many have died in order to save the individuals they fight beside.

March 25 is…

Lobster Newburg Day
Maryland Day
Medal of Honor Day
Tolkien Reading Day
Waffle Day

March 25 Birthday Quotes

“Patience is the ability to accept trouble, suffering, delay without getting angry or upset, I feel like if you can master patience you can master anything.”
– Big Sean

“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.”
– Aretha Franklin

“Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.”
– Danica Patrick

“You have to be happy with yourself first of all – that’s the most important thing.”
– Aly Michalka

“Oklahoma is the cultural center of the universe.”
– Hoyt Axton

March 25 Birthdays

1901 – Ed Begley, American actor (died in 1970)
1918 – Howard Cosell, American broadcaster,journalist, and author (died in 1995)
1920 – Patrick Troughton, English actor, The Second Doctor (died in 1987)
1926 – Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic
1934 – Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (died in 1964)
1938 – Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (died in 1999)
1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter, Queen of Soul (died in 2018)
1943 – Paul Michael Glaser, American actor
1947 – Sir Elton John, English singer-songwriter,
1962 – Marcia Cross, American actress
1966 – Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 2008)
1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
1984 – Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress
1988 – Big Sean, American rapper
1989 – Aly Michalka, American singer-songwriter and actress

March 25 History

421 – The city of Venice was founded.

1655 – Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens.

1807 – The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.

1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

1911 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory burned in New York City, killing 145 workers. The disaster helped bring forth more laws and regulations protecting employees.

March 25, 1937 Birthday (fictional) Biff Tannen, Back to the Future, Film

1957 – United States Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl on grounds of obscenity.

1965 – Civil rights activists, led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day, 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1967 – #1 Hit March 25, 1967 – April 14, 1967: The Turtles – Happy Together

1972 – #1 Hit March 25, 1972 – April 14, 1972: America – A Horse with No Name

1982 – Cagney & Lacey premiered on CBS

1984 – Television Special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever introduced Michael Jackson’s ‘moonwalk’ during his performance of Billie Jean.

1989 – #1 Hit March 25, 1989 – March 31, 1989: Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years

1990 – The Happy Land nightclub fire was an arson fire that killed 87 people in The Bronx, New York City.

1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki was published online by Ward Cunningham.

2001 – Bjork wore her now-famous ‘swan dress’ to the Oscars.

2002 – The Bachelor premiered on ABC

March 25, 2011The Suite Life Movie aired on The Disney Channel

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The license plate number on the original Ghostbusters’ car was ECTO-1

One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafan in Alexandria, Egypt, built ~2nd century

Sliced bread was originally advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.”

When you marry someone you are basically volunteering to be the first suspect in any possible future investigation of their murder. #thingsilearnedfromtv

A group of Misers is a Horde.

America has its own supervolcano – at Yellowstone National Park. Its super-eruptions tend to occur every 600,000 – 800,000 years; the last one was about 600k ago.

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in Psycho, 1960

The biggest film of 1962: The Longest Day (Action) earned ~ $39,100,000

New York City has 520 miles of coastline – more than the coastline of Miami, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles combined.

The word maintenance should be spelled maintainance.

Disney turned down the chance to make “Back to the Future” claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.

The ancient Roman Colosseum had a retractable roof.

When all cars are self-driving, will BMWs still change lanes without signaling and tailgate in the wrong lane?

Adele hasn’t read a book since she was 6 years old. The last book she finished was Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.”

North Korea has its own distinct basketball rules, such as three points for a dunk, four points for a three-pointer that does not touch the rim, minus one point for missing a free throw, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds.

An ion is a charged particle. By joining into a union with another ion, they both cease to be ions. They un-ion. #thatcrazyenglishlanguage

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