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This Day in History: March 25

March 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
  2. 1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
  3. 1807 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Christopher Clavius (German mathematician and astronomer), Francesco I de' Medici (Grand Duke of Tuscany), Gutzon Borglum (American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore), Norman Borlaug (American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate), Aretha Franklin (American singer-songwriter and pianist)

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