Saturday, March 25, 2017 (Week 12)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is March 25. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

1986
President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.
1981
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
1975
Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.
1970
The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.
1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam.
1965
Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.
1957
The European Common Market Treaty is signed in Rome. The goal is to create a common market for all products–especially coal and steel.
1954
RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production.
1953
The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.
1941
Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers.
1940
The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
1931
Fifty people are killed in riots that break out in India. Mahatma Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.
1919
The Paris Peace Commission adopts a plan to protect nations from the influx of foreign labor.
1915
The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.
1911
A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.
1905
Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.
1879
Japan invades the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a vassal of China.
1865
Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.
1813
The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
1807
British Parliament abolishes the slave trade.
1776
The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
1668
The first horse race in America takes place.
1655
Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.
1634
Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.