11 Things That Happened This Day In HIstory - 25th March

Elton John In 1975

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 0421 – Venice is founded

2. 1807 – The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world

3. 1947 – Elton John is born

4. 1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presents a check for $8.5m to the United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center

5. 1957 - The European Economic Community is established by the Treaty of Rome

6. 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery

7. 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel

8. 1975 - Saudi's King Faisal is assassinated

9. 1980 - The British Olympic Association votes by a large majority to defy government requests and send athletes to the Olympic Games in Moscow

10. 1989 – Scott Sinclair, English footballer, is born

11. 1995 - Boxer Mike Tyson is released from jail after serving 3 years

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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