This Day in History on 25tth March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 25th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Cultural Workers Day (Russia)
  • Freedom Day (Belarus)
  • Struggle for Human Rights Day (Slovakia)
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Pisan New Year

Important Events

1655: Christian Higgins discovered Saturn’s largest satellite, Titan.

1807: The Slave Trade Act was abolished in the British Empire.

1898: Swami Vivekananda accepted Sister Nivedita as his disciple.

1954: India’s first S-55 helicopter landed in Delhi.

1997: Jagdish Sharan Verma became the 27th Chief Justice of India.

2000: Rupali Repale, a 17-year-old Indian swimmer, swam across Robben Island in South Africa. She is the youngest swimmer to swim in the bay.

2008: Tata Group’s Pune-based firm Communication Research Laboratories allied with international firm Yahoo.

2011: The Coinage Bill 2011, passed in the Lok Sabha of India, provided for seven years of imprisonment for tearing a currency note or smelting a coin.

2013: Establishment of Manipur and Meghalaya High Court.

Birthday / Anniversary

1916: S. M. Pandit, Indian painter and educator (d. 1993)

1920: Usha Mehta, a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India.

1927: P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)

1932: Vasant Purushottam Kale, a Marathi writer.

1937: Tom Monaghan, an American entrepreneur who founded Domino’s Pizza.

1947: Elton John, an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer.

1948: Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor, philanthropist, and television presenter.

1956: Pandit Mukul Shivputra, a Hindustani Classical vocalist.

Death / Death Anniversary

1931: Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, an Indian journalist.

1931: Ida B. Wells, an American investigative journalist.

1940: Rajanikanta Bordoloi, a noted writer, and journalist.

1975: Faisal, the King of Saudi Arabia.

1980: James Wright, an American poet.

1975: Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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