March 25 events in history

421 Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend
708 Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope
717 Theodosios III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy
1199 Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6
1306 Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland
1409 The Council of Pisa opens
1555 The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia
1634 The first settlers arrive in Maryland
1655 Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens
1802 The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom
1807 The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire
1807 The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world
1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism
1821 (Julian Calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly founded state
1865 American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union
1894 Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C
1911 In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers
1914 Aris is founded in Thessaloniki
1917 The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811
1918 The Belarusian People's Republic is established
1924 On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic
1931 The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape
1941 The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact
1947 An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111
1948 The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
1949 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 Soviet Union
1957 United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds
1957 The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members
1958 Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight
1965 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
1969 During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31)
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians
1971 The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos
1975 Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew
1979 The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch
1988 The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia
1990 The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in The Bronx, New York City
1992 The Pakistan national cricket team wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground
1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station
1993 Warrington Bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an IRA bomb detonated in Warrington, Cheshire on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks
1995 WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham
1996 An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins
1996 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)
2006 Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood
2006 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