On This Day in History, March 25

Do you know so much about a game of hockey? If so, did you know that on this day in 1982 Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the NHL to score 200 points in a season? To learn even more interesting facts, check out this list of historic events of March 25.

  • 1669 -Mount Etna in Sicily erupted, destroying Nicolosi while 20,000 lives were lost.
  • 1807 -The first railway passenger service began in England.
  • 1814 -The Netherlands Bank was established.
  • 1857 -Frederick Laggenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.
  • 1900 -The U.S. Socialist Party was formed in Indianapolis.
  • 1902 -Irving W. Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine.
  • 1905 -Russia received Japan’s terms for peace.
  • 1931 -The Scottsboro Boys were arrested in Alabama.
  • 1941 -The first paprika mill was incorporated in Dillon, SC.
  • 1954 -RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production.
  • 1960 -A guided missile was launched from a nuclear-powered submarine for the first time.
  • 1970 -The Concorde made its first supersonic flight.
  • 1982 -Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the NHL to score 200 points in a season.
  • 1989 -In Paris, the Louvre reopened with I.M. Pei’s new courtyard pyramid.
  • 1990 -Estonia voted for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1994 -The United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
  • 1996 -The U.S. issued a newly redesigned $100 bill for circulation.
  • 1998 -First cancer patient to die under Oregon’s doctor-assisted suicide law.
  • 2002 -The Federal Communications Commission dismissed complaints against Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network broadcast of Victoria’s Secret fashion show in November 2001.
  • 2019 -British Airways flight from London mistakenly flew to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan was submitted.

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