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This Day in History – March 25

This Day In History

0031 – 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus.

1634 – Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland.

1813 – 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex.

1851 – Yosemite Valley discovered in California.

1865 – SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400.

1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making (Department store in NYC)

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

1916 – Women are allowed to attend a boxing match.

1934 – 1st Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284.

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

1939 – Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart.

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 (12 1/2″ screen at $1,000)

1958 – Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times.

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1974 – 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win.

1982 – 1st broadcast of “Cagney & Lacey” on CBS-TV.

1996 – US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.

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

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