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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

MARCH 25
WHAT HAPPENED ON YOUR BDAY?

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American singer
born
March 25, 1942
Memphis, Tennessee
(Born on this day)
died
August 16, 2018 (aged 76)
Detroit, Michigan

Born on This Day

1976
Wladimir Klitschko
Ukrainian boxer
1965
Sarah Jessica Parker
American actress
1947
Elton John
British musician
1934
Gloria Steinem
American feminist, political activist, and editor
1928
Jim Lovell
American astronaut

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The Hindu Kush and the Karakoram Range.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of northern Afghanistan, causing more than 1,000 deaths. From earthquakes to pandemics, test your knowledge of historic disasters
2002
1975
Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City.
American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who was perhaps best known for her role on the television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), was born. Test your knowledge of actors
1965
European Economic Community
The Treaties of Rome were signed, establishing the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community.
1957
Elton John performing in Las Vegas
British singer, composer, and pianist Sir Elton John, who was known for both his popular music and his stylistic showmanship, was born. Take our musicians quiz
1947
Steinem, Gloria
American feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, a leading advocate of the women's liberation movement who helped found Ms. magazine (1972), was born. Test your knowledge of female activists
1934
Claude Debussy.
French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris.
1918
Triangle shirtwaist factory fire: memorial parade
A fire at the Triangle shirtwaist factory in New York City killed 146 people, prompting the creation of health and safety legislation.
1911
Béla Bartók, portrait by an unknown artist; in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was born in Nagyszentmiklós. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about music composers
1881
Big Ben (right) and the Houses of Parliament, London.
The British Parliament abolished the slave trade in the British West Indies.
1807
Giotto di Bondone: Adoration of the Magi
The Arena (or Scrovegni) Chapel, containing frescoes by Giotto, was consecrated in Padua, Italy. Take our ultimate art quiz
1305

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