Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 25
This is a list of selected March 25 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 25, 2017 featured article or the March 25, 2017 featured picture.
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|Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity);||refimprove section|
|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.||unreferenced section, neutrality issues|
|1306 – Robert 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, no footnotes|
|1811 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.||unreferenced section|
|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.||external links|
|1957 – West Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community.||refimprove|
- 708 – Pope Constantine was selected as one of the last popes of the Byzantine Papacy; he would be the last pope to visit Constantinople until Pope Paul VI in 1967.
- 1634 – Lord Baltimore, his younger brother Leonard Calvert, and a group of Catholic settlers founded the English colony of Maryland.
- 1655 – Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, the largest natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
- 1802 – France and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Amiens, temporarily ending the hostilities between the two during the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1821 – Metropolitan 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.
- 1911 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed more than 140 sweatshop workers, many of whom could not escape because the doors to the stairwells and exits had been locked.
- 1948 – Meteorologists at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, United States, issued the world's first tornado forecast after noticing conditions similar to another tornado that had struck five days earlier.
- 1971 – Vietnam War: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandoned an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
- 1975 – King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot and killed by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid.
- 1995 – American computer programmer Ward Cunningham established the first wiki site, the WikiWikiWeb.
- 1410 – The Yongle Emperor (pictured) launched the first of his military campaigns against the Mongols, resulting in the fall of the Mongol khan Bunyashiri.
- 1807 – The Slave Trade Act became law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
- 1917 – Following the overthrow of the Russian tsar Nicholas II, Georgia's bishops unilaterally restored the autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
- 1949 – The Soviet Union began mass deportations of more than 90,000 people from the Baltic states to Siberia.
- 2006 – A gunman in Seattle, Washington, US, entered a rave afterparty and opened fire, killing six and wounding two, before committing suicide.