Saturday, March 25, 2017
History for March 25 - On-This-Day.com:
John Gutzon Borglum 1871, Howard Cosell 1920, Jim Lovell 1928 - Astronaut
Aretha Franklin 1942 - Singer, Elton John 1947 - Singer, musician, Danica Patrick 1982 - Auto racer
1669 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted destroying Nicolosi. 20,000 people were killed.
1900 - The U.S. Socialist Party was formed in Indianapolis.
1901 - The Mercedes was introduced by Daimler at the five-day "Week of Nice" in Nice, France.
1911 - In New York City, 146 women were killed in fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners of the company were indicted on manslaughter charges because some of the employees had been behind locked doors in the factory. The owners were later acquitted and in 1914 they were ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that had sued.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production.
1971 - The Boston Patriots became the New England Patriots.
1983 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation to rescue the U.S. social security system from bankruptcy.
1989 - In Paris, the Louvre reopened with I.M. Pei's new courtyard pyramid.