Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, murders Odoacer
Pope Stephen II died, only two days after his election.
King Henry II of England born
Excommunication of Manfred, self-appointed King of Sicily
Conrad the Younger, King of Jerusalem and Sicily born
Death of Thomas Berard, 20th Master of the Templars
Robert I, "the Bruce," crowned King of Scots at Scone
St. Catherine of Siena born
Coronation of James II as King of Scots, at Holyrood
England broke a truce and captured Fougeres from the French, leading Charles VII to renew the Hundred Years War.
Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
Battle at Annapolis, Md. between Puritans & Royalists
Death of Turlough O'Carolan, the last of the true traditional Irish harpers
During the Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort Stedman in Virginia.
Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum born
Italian conductor Aturo Toscanini in Parma, Italy. Toscanini was considered by many to be the world's greatest virtuoso conductor of the first half of the 20th century. born
Bela Bartok, composer born
Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington DC to demand help from the federal government.
Irving W. Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine.
147 immigrant workers died when they were trapped by a fire that swept the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City. This disaster stirred public outrage and spurred workplace safety reform.
For the first time Ed Wynn was the top on a Vaudeville bill.
French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris.
Sports commentator Howard Cosell (Cohen) was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Cosell ventured into sports journalism through his association with WABC Radio and TV in New York.
Modeling agency head Eileen Ford born
Former astronaut Jim Lovell born
Movie reviewer Gene Shalit born
Feminist writer Gloria Steinem born
The first perfumed ad appeared in the Washington, D.C. Daily News. The ad was for flowers since it was cherry blossom time.
Babe Ruth was reported to have received $25,000 a year for the Quaker Oats Company to use his name in ads for Quaker Oatmeal.
Singer-actor Hoyt Axton born
The first paprika mill was incorporated in Dollon, South Carolina.
Soul singer Aretha Franklin born
Actor Paul Michael Glaser born
Winston Churchill became the first British leader to enter Germany since Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact.
Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto" was premiered in New York. Playing the clarinet solo role was bandleader Woody Herman. But it would be Woody Herman's rival Benny Goodman who made the first popular recording of it.
Rock musician Elton John born
A mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, killed 111 men, most of them asphyxiated by gas.
Actress Bonnie Bedelia born
Actress Kelly Garrett born
"From Here To Eternity" starring Burt Lancaster, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Fred Zimmerman, Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed won awards for best director, supporting actor and actress.
Actress-comedian Mary Gross born
The Radio Corporation of America began commercial production of color television sets. (The sets, with 12- inch picture tubes, were expected to cost $1,000 each).
The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community.
Actor James McDaniel ("NYPD Blue") born
Actor Haywood Nelson born
The first guided missile launched from nuclear powered submarine is launched from the USS Halibut.
Actor John Stockwell (Samuels) born
Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton born
The Selma-to-Montgomery march for black voting rights came to a triumphant close. That same evening, a woman from Michigan named Viola Liuzzo, who had been shuttling demonstrators from Montgomery back to housing in Selma, was murdered. She was killed by a Klansman who held up a pistol and fired twice from a passing car. The bullets shattered her skull, causing instant death.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker born
The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.
The U.S. spacecraft Ranger 9 crash-landed on the moon. Some 5,000 pictures it sent back were broadcast live on television for the first time.
Singer-musician Jeff Healey born
Olympic bronze medal figure skater Debi Thomas born
Bobby Hull joined Gordie Howe to become only the second National Hockey League player to score 600 career goals. Hull played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Howe played for the Detroit Red Wings.
Singer Melanie Blatt (All Saints) born
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a deranged nephew in his palace in Riyadh. (The nephew was beheaded the following June.)
The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz, aground in the English Channel since March 16, split in two, spilling the last of its 1.6 million barrels of oil.
The Reagan administration announced the resignations of five senior officials of the Environmental Protection Agency, including the acting administrator, John W. Hernandez Jr.
British journalist Alec Collett was kidnapped in Lebanon; his captors later claimed they had killed him.
"Amadeus" was named best picture of 1984 at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles; the best actor award went to F. Murray Abraham, while Sally Field was named best actress.
In the second day of a confrontation between Libyan forces and the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Gulf of Sidra, thousands of Libyans rallied at Tripoli.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Air Force could ban the wearing of yarmulkes by Jewish military personnel in uniform.
The Supreme Court ruled employers may sometimes favor women and members of minority groups over men and whites in hiring and promoting in order to achieve better balance in the work force.
In New York City's so-called "preppie murder case," Robert E. Chambers Junior pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. (Chambers received a sentence of five to 15 years in prison, which he's still serving.)
Former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu was found guilty in an Israeli court of treason for revealing Israel's nuclear secrets.
In the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska's chief environmental officer, Dennis Kelso, criticized cleanup efforts as too slow.
87 people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, were killed when fire raced through an illegal social club, the "Happy Land Social Club," in New York City.
"Dances With Wolves" won seven Oscars, including best picture, at the 63rd annual Academy Awards.
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, a rebellious conservative in the Roman Catholic Church, died in Martigny, Switzerland, at age 85.
Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi backed away from an offer to turn over two suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 to the Arab League.
Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who'd spent ten months aboard the orbiting "Mir" space station, thereby missing the upheaval in his homeland, finally returned to Earth.
The Senate approved an outline of President Clinton's plan to spark the economy and trim the budget deficit by a vote of 54-to-45.
Operation Restore Hope came to an end as the last American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
The U.S. Senate approved a $1.5 trillion budget.
The self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb republic refused to join a Moslem-Croat federation until United Nation sanctions on Serbia were lifted.
Two Americans who'd strayed across the Kuwaiti border into Iraq were sentenced to eight years in prison. David Daliberti and William Barloon were released by Iraq the following July.
"Iron" Mike Tyson was released from the Indiana Youth Center after serving three years for the 1992 rape of beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington.
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by her daughter, Chelsea, visited US troops in Bosnia.
"Braveheart" won Academy Awards for best picture and best director Mel Gibson; Nicolas Cage won best actor for "Leaving Las Vegas," Susan Sarandon best actress for "Dead Man Walking."
The redesigned $100 bill went into circulation.
An 81-day standoff by the anti-government Freemen began at a ranch near Jordan, Montana.
The Federal Reserve nudged interest rates higher for the first time in two years, hoping to stifle any threat of rising inflation.
Georgia Governor Zell Miller signed into a law a ban on a controversial form of late-term abortion.
Former President George Bush, 73, parachuted from a plane over the Arizona desert.
The FCC netted $578.6 million at auction for licenses for new wireless technology.
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a two-year extension of a visa waiver program, which allowed some 12 million tourists and business people entry to the U.S. without need of a visa.
Shaken by horror stories from the worst genocide since World War Two, President Clinton grimly acknowledged during his Africa tour that "we did not act quickly enough" to stop the slaughter of up to a million Rwandans four years earlier.
Monica Lewinsky's mother Marcia Lewis asked a federal judge to excuse her as a witness in the White House sex scandal investigation.
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 Helsinki, Finland.
President Clinton briefly visited Pakistan, where he met with the new military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf.
A weary Pope John Paul the Second traveled the ancient streets of Nazareth, Jesus' boyhood town, and celebrated Mass in the soaring Basilica of the Annunciation.
FARC and Brazilian Workers' Party:the general didn't tell the truth, says former Abin superior to Veja
UN Security Council approves peacekeepers for Sudan
Yahoo adds Creative Commons search for locating reusable content
Protesters arrive at Baxter detention centre in Australian desert
Five dead, over 200 injured as looting continues in Bishkek
US dog attack owner charged with involuntary manslaughter
Kidnapped Italian journalist refutes American government claims
Taiwan Democratic Alliance for Peace plans massive rally on Saturday
Jerry Springer joins U.S. liberal radio network
Canada considers Copyright Act changes
Ruling forbids RadioShack brand in Canada
NRA official suggests arming teachers to prevent school shootings
Expo opens in Aichi, Japan
Terri Schiavo's father makes appeal to have feeding tube reinserted
Pope John Paul II unable to lead Good Friday services
FCC head Kevin Martin endorses telcos' tiered Internet plan
Hyshot tests hypersonic "scramjet" in Australia
Council pres. removes Easter bunny from St. Paul, MN city hall
Greece, Greeks celebrate Independence day
Tens of thousands rally against Thailand's Prime Minister
Buck Owens, country music icon, dies at 76
Norman Kember returns home safely
Riot police arrest Belarusian opposition leader Kozulin
Cape Town charges Frontline Fellowship pastor with Halloween paintball assault
Police arrest roof-climbing graduate of high school in Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Riots greet French government's labor reform
Harper: "The Red Ensign of 1917 will fly over Vimy" Harper:
Lane Cove Tunnel opens in Sydney
NHL: Penguins blank Bruins to catch Devils
Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh vs Bermuda
British sailors detained by Iran "to be tried for espionage"
Large earthquake off Japan, tsunami warning issued
NCAA Basketball: Florida, Georgetown join UCLA, OSU in Final Four
U.S. court grants Verizon injunction, Vonage appeals
Final report blames instrument failure for Adam Air Flight 574 disaster
FDA warning on Honduran cantaloupes after salmonella outbreaks
Over 70 businesses in Bristol, United Kingdom given zero star rating for food hygiene
EBay to make PayPal mandatory for UK sellers
60 vehicle pile-up kills one, injures 30 in Austria
National Hockey League news: March 25, 2008
'Big Brother' contestant Parker Somerville sounds off about the show and his aspirations
Olympic flame for Beijing Games lit amidst protest
New Jersey files lawsuit against federal sports betting ban
Canada commits C$127.4 million to fighting tuberculosis
US Treasury Secretary: "We need the ability to seize firms"
European Parliament agrees on unified airspace
WHO says Zimbabwean cholera epidemic 'past its peak'
Czech PM calls Obama's rescue plan a 'road to hell'
U.S. Postal Service running out of money
Priests jailed for $8.6 million theft
Morning-after pill to be made available to 17-year-olds, U.S. federal judge rules
Pilots in 16-death crash jailed for praying instead of flying
NATO soldiers honour fallen Canadians
Four-storey building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; two dead
Authorities search home of owner of German Wikileaks domain
Comedian Stephen Colbert wins NASA space station name contest
Canadian annual seal hunt begins amid controversy
Wikipedia and sister projects back online after server failure
Saudi Arabia arrests over 100 people suspected of having links to al-Qaeda
Private guard kills Somali pirate in Gulf of Aden
Sequel of aftershocks hit O'Higgins, BÃobÃo and Maule regions in Chile
Dubai World to receive $9.5 billion in government aid
Disputed island disappears beneath sea on India-Bangladesh border
Two ill after eating burgers laced with multi-purpose cleaner in Bathurst, Australia
Osama bin Laden threatens retaliation if 9/11 suspects executed
Car bomb in Buenaventura, Colombia kills at least six
New Zealand enters semi-finals as South Africa fails again in Cricket World Cup
Situation at damaged nuclear power plant remains 'very grave', says Japanese Prime Minister
Japanese earthquake death toll surpasses ten thousand
China plans to ban smoking in indoor public places
NATO to take control of Libyan no-fly zone
BBC cancel television comedy series 'My Family'
Former world darts champion Jocky Wilson dies at age 62
Aussie Spirit wins two out of seven against Japan
US Army sergeant charged with seventeen Afghan murders
Two San Diego art museums receive $40 million art collection
Softball Australia, federal government reaffirm support for indigenous softball
Rick Santorum gains traction by winning Louisiana vote
Web startup Sqoot loses sponsorship after failed advert deemed sexist by social media
Science museum hosts first-ever 'Maker Faire' for city of Tyler, Texas
Stolen Utahraptor recovered in Australian Capital Territory