There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
Saturday March 25th
1634: Maryland is founded.
1655: Protestant forces defeat Lord Baltimore at the Battle of the Severn River, MD.
1807: Britain abolishes the international slave trade.
1839: Aroostook War (1838-39) with Canada ends.
1867: Arturo Toscanini (MISS 1867-1957) Italian conductor.
1867: John Gutzon Borglum (MISS 1867-1941) sculptor of Mount Rushmore.
1878: Frances Glessner Lee (MISS 1878-1962) International Harvester heiress/ criminologist who revolutionized crime scene investigation.
1881: Béla Bartók (MISS 1881-1945) Hungarian composer.
1894: Coxey’s Army begins march to Washington DC (March 25-April 30).
1902: Irving Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine.
1908: David Lean (GI 1908-91) director Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Passage to India (1984).
1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
1914: Norman Borlaug (GI 1914-2009) Father of the Green Revolution.
1926: Shirley Jean Rickert (SIL 1926-2009) child actress in Our Gang comedies who became a dancer in movie musicals and burlesque Gilda and Her Crowning Glory.
1934: Gloria Steinem (SIL 1934- ) feminist co-founded Ms. magazine.
1942: Aretha Franklin (SIL 1942- ) singer/ Queen of Soul.
1947: Centralia, Illinois mine explosion kills 111 miners.
1947: Elton John (BOOM 1947- ) English singer/songwriter.
1949: University of California regents institute a loyalty oath for all faculty and staff.
1957: The European Common Market Treaty is signed in Rome.
1963: Davey Moore dies of injuries sustained in a featherweight bout with Sugar Ramos.
1964: Kate DiCamillo (13th 1964- ) author Because of Winn-Dixie (2000), The Tale of Despereaux (2003), Flora & Ulysses (2013).
1965: After three tries the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led march finally reaches Montgomery.
1965: Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit housewife, is shot by the Klan while driving demonstrators back to Selma.
1965: Sarah Jessica Parker (13th 1965- ) actress Square Pegs (1982-83), Footloose (1984), Hocus Pocus (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sex and the City (1998-2004).
1975: King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated.
1983: The Outsiders is released directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
1996: Beginning of the Montana Freemen standoff (March 25-June 14).