March 25th Today in Worldwide History

Today’s Important Historical Events

31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus

1436 Florentine Cathedral Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore with then the largest dome in the world by Filippo Brunelleschi with support from Cosimo de’ Medici, consecrated by Pope Eugene IV (begun 1296)

1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

(Side Note from Lady Carla Beltane: 1934 My Dad, Carl, was born)

Today’s Historical Events

1 Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word

31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus

421 Friday at 12 PM – city of Venice founded

708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England start tradition of giving gallon of flour to residents to keep deathbed promise

1199 King Richard I (the Lion Heart) of England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6

1305 Consecration of the Scrovegni Chapel (Arena Chapel) in Padua, Italy, with fresco masterpiece by Florentine painter Giotto

1306 Robert the Bruce crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch

Today’s Historical Events in Flim and TV

1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn

1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

1954 26th Academy Awards: “From Here to Eternity” best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress

1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)

1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album “Butterfly”

1975 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers’ 1960 song “When Will I Be Loved” as a single; climbs to No. 2 in the charts

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1931 Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis

1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky‘s “Ebony Concerto”, by Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, at Carnegie Hall, New York City

1951 5th Tony Awards: “Guys & Dolls” (musical) and “The Rose Tattoo” (play) win

1961 “13 Daughters” closes at 54th St Theater, NYC, after 28 performances

1961 “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

1962 “Family Affair” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland defeat Wales (4-0)

1881 43rd Grand National: Irish jockey Tommy Beasley wins his second consecutive GN aboard 11/2 co-favourite Woodbrook

1887 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard 20/1 chance Gamecock wins by 3 lengths from Savoyard

1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England

1898 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda

1904 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch wins aboard 25/1 New Zealand bred Moifaa; horse survives shipwreck off Ireland a year earlier

1907 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles, 6-5 but win on 2 game aggregate, 12-8

1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC