On This Day In History, 25 March

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World Events Today

  • The Republic of Venice was founded today in 421
  • Operation Priboi, the mass deportation of more than 90,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, started today in 1949, these “enemies of the people”, were all deported to forced settlements in inhospitable areas of the Soviet Union
  • Grindr, a geosocial networking and online dating application for gay, bi and transsexual people, was launched today in 2009

Entertainment Events Today

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono, staged their first their Bed-In for Peace today in 1969, it was at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and was in protest at the Second Indochina War
  • The New York crime drama television series Cagney and Lacey, starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, aired today for the first time in 1982 on the CBS network
  • After serving 3 years in prison for rape, the American boxer Mike Tyson, was released from prison today in 1995

Family Events Today

  • The legendary American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul”, was born today in 1942 in Memphis
  • Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as the British singer-songwriter Elton John, was born today in 1947 in Middlesex
  • The American actress, producer, and designer Sarah Jessica Parker, famed for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, was born today in 1965 in Ohio

Main Event Today

  • Robert the Bruce, one of the most famous warriors of his generation, was crowned the King of Scots today in 1306, he was a key figure in freeing Scotland from English rule and is still a national hero in Scotland to this day

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Tolkien Reading Day

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