Saturday 25 March 1905
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim and Henri Deconninck.
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1905 ?
- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim: German army officer and 20 July Plot conspirator (d. 1944).
- Henri Deconninck: French champion rollerskater.
- Bernard Marchal: Lun?ville Military man.
- Albrecht von Quirnheim: German colonel (d. 1944).
- Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1905 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- In the Shadow of the Pyramid - Frank Stanley
- While the Brass Band Played - J.W. Myers
- The Wedding of Uncle Josh and Aunt Nancy Smith - Cal Stewart
- Soldier Boy - Frank Stanley & Byron G. Harlan
- Juanita - Frank Stanley & Corrine Morgan
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