History March 25th

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    0001 - Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word
    0031 - 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
    0421 - Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
    0708 - Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1133 - William the Conqueror orders 1st Domesday Survey of England
    1306 - Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland
    1409 - Council of Pisa opens
    1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore N Amer
    1634 - Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
    1655 - Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
    1668 - 1st horse race in America takes place
    1669 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
    1700 - England, France and Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty
    1753 - Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
    1776 - Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
    1802 - France, Netherlands, Spain and England signs Peace of Amiens
    1807 - 1st railway passenger service began in England
    1807 - British Parliament abolishes slave trade
    1813 - 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
    1814 - Netherlands Bank established
    1817 - Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
    1820 - Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack
    1821 - Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
    1856 - A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine
    1857 - Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
    1863 - 1st Army Medal of Honor awarded
    1865 - SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire and sinks, killing 400
    1896 - Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece
    1902 - Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
    1905 - Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
    1915 - 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
    1916 - Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
    1920 - Greek Independence Day
    1923 - British govt grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
    1937 - Italy and Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
    1938 - 1st US bred horse (Battleship) to win Grand National Steeplechase
    1942 - 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp
    1943 - 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt #@!&% registration
    1944 - Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
    1944 - RAF Sgt Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute
    1954 - RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12«" screen at $1,000)
    1958 - West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
    1960 - 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
    1961 - Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
    1961 - Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
    1964 - Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
    1965 - Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
    1966 - US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
    1969 - Andes Pact signed in Peru
    1970 - Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
    1986 - Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
    1987 - Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
    1988 - NASA launches space vehicle S-206
    1992 - Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
    1996 - Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
    1996 - US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill