Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 25

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This is a list of selected March 25 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity); refimprove section
; Independence Day in Greece (1821) refimprove sections
Struggle for Human Rights Day in Slovakia stub, refimprove
421 – According to legend, the city of Venice (in modern Italy) was founded exactly at the stroke of noon with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo at the islet of Rialto. multiple issues
1306Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at Scone. refimprove section
1409 – The Council of Pisa, an unrecognized ecumenical conference of the Roman Catholic Church held in an attempt to end the Western Schism, opened in Pisa. refimprove sections
1634Lord Baltimore, his younger brother Leonard Calvert, and a group of Catholic settlers founded the English colony of Maryland. refimprove section
1802 – France and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Amiens, temporarily ending the hostilities between the two during the French Revolutionary Wars. refimprove section
1811 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. refimprove sections
1821Metropolitan Germanos III of Old Patras raised the Greek flag in the Monastery of Agia Lavra to symbolically mark the beginning of the Greek War of Independence. refimprove section
1901First Philippine Republic ended when forced under the command of Brigadier General Frederick Funston, including Macabebe Scouts, captured General Emilio Aguinaldo at Palanan refimprove section
1911 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed 146 sweatshop workers, many of whom could not escape because the doors to the stairwells and exits had been locked. "in popular culture" section has too many trivial entries
1917 – Following the overthrow of the Russian tsar Nicholas II, Georgia's bishops unilaterally restored the autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church. missing information
1918 – The Belarusian People's Republic was established during World War I per the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, when Belarus was occupied by the German Empire. refimprove section
1931 – The Scottsboro Boys were arrested and charged with rape, leading to a legal case that eventually established legal principles in the United States that criminal defendants are entitled to effective assistance of counsel. lots of CN tags
1957 – West Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community. refimprove
1995 – American computer programmer Ward Cunningham established the first wiki site, the WikiWikiWeb. refimprove section
2006 – A gunman in Seattle, Washington, U.S., entered a rave afterparty and opened fire, killing six and wounding two, before committing suicide. lots of CN tags


March 25: Bengali Genocide Remembrance Day

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia

José de Espronceda (b. 1808) · Selim Sırrı Tarcan (b. 1874) · Lorna Arnold (d. 2014)

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