Friday, March 24, 2017

March 25

  • March 25, 1420
    Jan Zizka, Czech general and Hussite leader, defeats the Catholic forces at the Battle of Sudom in southern Bohemia, the first battle of the Hussite wars
  • March 25, 1537
    The Fifth Lithuanian war with Russia ends with a peace treaty wherein Gomel is granted to Lithuania, while Muscovy kept Sebezh and Velizh
  • March 25, 1655
    Christiaan Huygens, Dutch inventor and astronomer, uses a 50 power refracting telescope, designed himself, to study Rings of Saturn and discover Titan, the Saturn's largest satellite
  • March 25, 1753
    Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
  • March 25, 1807
    William Wilberforce, an English politician and philanthropist, pilots a slave-trade abolition bill through the British House of Commons, making the slave trade illegal anywhere in the Empire
  • March 25, 1821
    Greek War of Independence, which made Greece the first country to break away from the Ottoman Empire, begins raising of the banner with the cross in the Monastery of Agia Lavra
  • March 25, 1843
    Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel underneath a navigable river, is opened 18 years after construction began
  • March 25, 1895
    Italian troops invade Abyssinia, starting First Italo-Ethiopian War
  • March 25, 1911
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers and becoming the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city
  • March 25, 1918
    Belarusian National Council, an assembly of different Belarusian political powers, issues a Third Constituent Charter declaring the independence of Belarus under German occupation
  • March 25, 1949
    Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherlands, is executed at age 54 according with sentence of Dutch court
  • March 25, 1957
    Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community, with West Germany, Italy, France, and the Benelux as the founding members, which would eventually lead to the European Union
  • March 25, 1988
    The Candle Demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia
  • March 25, 2008
    Iraqi forces begin the first major operation to be planned by the Iraqi Army since the invasion of 2003 and crack down on Muqtada al Sadr's Mahdi forces in Basra and Sadr City, which results in more than 1,000 casualties in six days of heavy fighting
  • March 25, 2013
    The European Union agrees to a 10 billion economic bailout for Cyprus, equally split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund, ending Cypriot financial crisis

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