Historical Events for 25th March 2024

1305 – Consecration of the Scrovegni Chapel (Arena Chapel) in Padua, Italy, with fresco masterpiece by Florentine painter Giotto
1581 – Portuguese Cortes (King’s Court) calls Philip II King of Portugal, further legitimatizing his rule
1865 – SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire and sinks, killing 400
1900 – US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
1972 – “Selling of the President” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
1979 – Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 win over American teenager Tracey Austin in NYC
1986 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 – “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released
2003 – Capitol/Nashville Records releases “Rules of Travel”, the tenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband John Leventhal, it includes a duet with her father Johnny Cash
2020 – Spain’s death toll from COVID-19 overtakes China’s at 3,434 to become then second worldwide behind Italy with 7,503 deaths with a worldwide toll of 20,836

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