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On March 25th, 1911, in a tragedy that galvanized
America's labor movement, 146 immigrant workers
were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle
Shirtwaist Company in New York.
On this date:
In 1634, Maryland was founded by English
colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
In 1865, during
the Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort
Stedman in Virginia.
In 1894, Jacob S.
Coxey began leading an "army" of
unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington DC
to demand help from the federal government.
In 1913, the home
of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New
In 1918, French
composer Claude Debussy died in Paris.
In 1947, a coal
mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claimed
In 1957, the
Treaty of Rome established the European Economic
In 1965, the Reverend
Martin Luther King Junior led 25,000
marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery,
Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights
In 1975, King
Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a
nephew with a history of mental illness. (The
nephew was beheaded the following June.)
In 1994, American
troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
Ten years ago:
Eighty-seven people, most of them Honduran and
Dominican immigrants, were killed when fire raced
through an illegal social club in New York City.
Five years ago:
Two Americans who'd strayed across the Kuwaiti
border into Iraq were sentenced to eight years in
prison (however, David Daliberti and William
Barle years for the 1992 rape of Desiree
Washington, a beauty pageant contestant.
One year ago: NATO
aircraft and missiles blasted targets in
Yugoslavia for a second night, directing much of
their fire on Kosovo, where fighting raged
between Serbs and ethnic Albanians. Alexei
Yagudin won the men's title for the second time
at the World Figure Skating Championships held in
is as useless as buried gold."
Lytton Strachey, English biographer (1880-1932).