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This Day in History for March 25

1863 – 1st US Army Medal of Honor awarded.

1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making, held at a department store in NYC.

1905 – Confederate battle flag captured during the American Civil War are returned to South.

1915 – Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio’s greatest natural disaster.

1919 – Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference.

1934 – 1st Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Horton Smith wins with a 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole, 1 stroke ahead of Craig Wood.

1937 – It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads.

1941 – Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, South Carolina, incorporated.

1951 – 5th Tony Awards: “Guy’s & Dolls” (musical) & “Rose Tatoo” (play) win. 

1954 – RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12 1/2″ screen at $1,000)

1957 – NBA modifies the free-throw rule.

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

1966 – US Supreme Court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional  

1971 – Tom Jones’ She’s a Lady” goes gold.

1979 – PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lanny Watkins wins in windy conditions, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson.

1988 – NASA launches space vehicle S-206.

1990 – Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87.

1998 – US issues newly-designed $100 bill.

2013 – Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking.

2019 – NASA cancels a planned historic all-female spacewalk because it doesn’t have enough spacesuits to fit women.

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