March

March 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 25

March 25th is also known as Tolkien Reading Day as well as Waffle Day.

Welcome to day 84 of 365! We’re still 281 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Aries.

To keep you going we have a great mix of incredible historical events that happened on March 25th. You’ll find sport events, as well as events & facts related to politics, literature, technology and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1954, the first color TV went on sale? The set had a 15-inch screen and was sold for $1000, which would be worth $7,850 in today’s money.

Keep reading for more facts about March 25th in history!

What Happened On March 25 In History?

2020

Charli D’Amelio became the most followed person on TikTok with 64.5 million followers.

On this day Charli overtook the previous most followed person, Loren Gray.
2019

The first kidney transplant between two persons with HIV took place in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

2018

Qantas flight QF9 became the first to fly nonstop from Australia to the UK.

The craft was a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. There were 230 passengers onboard for the 17 hour and 6-minute journey.
2017

The world’s largest banana split was made in Innisfail, Australia.

The feat was achieved with the use of 40,000 bananas and was an incredible 5 miles (8 km) long!
2015

Zayn Malik announced that he would be leaving the boyband One Direction.

1954

The first color TV went on sale.

The set was by RCA and the screen size was just 12.5" while setting the buyer back $1,000 USD.
Source Wired
1915

The SF F-4 submersible boat sank and killed 21 people near Hawaii.

This was the first submarine incident of its kind.
1857

Frederick Langenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.

OTD in 1857: Frederick Langenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.
1807

The Slave Trade Act was passed in the British Parliament.

OTD in 1807: The Slave Trade Act was passed in the British Parliament.
The act did not abolish the slave trade in the British Empire. It only fined those found transporting slaves, at £120 GBP per slave.
1668

The US held its first horse race in Long Island, New York.

Did you know that on this day, March 25th 1954, the first color TV went on sale?