Wednesday 25 March 1931
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Bens and Antonio Cano.
The Bad Sister, directed by Hobart Henley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1931 ?
- 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
- Jacques Bens: French writer and poet.
- Antonio Cano: Spanish dancer.
- Pierre Machiels: Belgium sport Champion.
- Humphrey Burton: English radio and television host.
- Paul Motian: American drummer and composer (d. 2011).
- Tom Wilson: American record producer (d. 1978)
- Ida Wells: American journalist and activist (d. 1931).
- Hal Kemp and his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
- Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
- The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
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