March 25 holidays in 2021

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Waffle Day
- Weird
National Lobster Newburg Day
- Weird
National Medal of Honor Day
- Weird
National Tolkien Reading Day
- Weird

Historical Events on March 25

  • 1199: While engaged in combat in France, Richard I is hit and wounded by a bolt from a crossbow. This would lead to his eventual death in 12-days.
  • 1306: In Scotland, Robert the Bruce becomes the King of Scots.
  • 1584: A patent authorizes the colonization of Virginia is granted to Sir Walter Raleigh on this day.
  • 1655: The satellite of Saturn that would eventually be called Titan is discovered by Chistiaan Huygens.
  • 1802: A peace treaty known as The Treaty of Amiens is signed between the U.K and France.
  • 1807: The slave trade is abolished in the U.K when the Slave Trade Act is made into law.
  • 1811: When a pamphlet entitled “The Necessity of Atheism” is published by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the University of Oxford responds by expelling him from the school.
  • 1865: Fort Stedman is captured by Confederate forces in Virginia during the American Civil War.
  • 1947: Over a 110 people are killed in Centralia, Illinois when a coal mine explodes.
  • 1948: A tornado forecast successfully predicts that a tornado will hit Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
  • 1957: Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” is seized by U.S Customs agent because it’s deemed as obscene.
  • 1965: Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights activists following him, return from a 4-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1979: The first operational Space Shuttle orbiter is sent to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to begin preparations for its first launch.

Famous Birthdays on March 25

  • American sculptor and designer of Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum is born in 1867.
  • American race car driver, Horatio Nelson Jackson is born in 1872.
  • English author and poet, Mary Webb is born in 1881.
  • American actor Ed Begley is born in 1901.
  • English-American actress Binnie Barnes is born in 1903.
  • American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin is born in 1942.
  • English singer-songwriter Elton John is born in 1947.
  • American actress Marcia Cross is born in 1962.

Columbus Day

Halloween

Black Friday

Yule

Boxing Day

Kwanzaa

Mardi Gras