Daily Calendar for Wednesday, March 26, 2025


  • John Winthrop (founder of Mass. Bay Colony) –
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (composer) –
  • Walt Whitman (poet) –
  • Sarah Bernhardt (actress) –
  • Margaret Millar (Canadian author) –
  • Jan Sterling (star of Hollywood’s film noir movies in the 1940s and 1950s) –
  • Paul Hester (drummer) –
  • Paul Dana (race car driver) –
  • Harry Wesley Coover Jr. (inventor of Super Glue) –
  • Geraldine Ferraro (in 1984 became the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket) –


  • Robert Frost (writer) –
  • Tennessee Williams (playwright) –
  • Gen. William Westmoreland (military commander) –
  • Bob Elliot (comedian) –
  • Sandra Day O'Connor (first female U.S. Supreme Court justice) –
  • Leonard Nimoy (actor) –
  • Alan Arkin (actor) –
  • James Caan (actor) –
  • Bob Woodward (journalist) –
  • Diana Ross (singer) –
  • Steven Tyler (musician; lead singer of Aerosmith) –
  • Vicki Lawrence (actress) –
  • Martin Short (actor) –
  • Curtis Sliwa (founder of the Guardian Angels) –
  • Kenny Chesney (country singer) –
  • Keira Knightley (actress) –


  • Congress created the Territory of Orleans–
  • North West Company merged with Hudson’s Bay Company–
  • An estimated 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Owens Valley, California–
  • Popeye statue unveiled during spinach festival, Crystal City, Texas–
  • Deadly dynamite explosion in quarry, Sandts Eddy, Pennsylvania–
  • The U.N. Security Council met for the first time in New York–
  • Dr. Jonas Salk announced development of polio vaccine–
  • Perpetrators of the Great Train Robbery were convicted in London–
  • North Vietnamese took Hue (Vietnam War)–
  • Groundbreaking took place in Washington, D.C., for a memorial to honor American armed forces members killed in Vietnam–
  • The U.S. government sold its 85% ownership of Conrail, one of the nation’s largest rail systems, and earned $1.6 billion in one of the largest stock offerings in history–
  • The post-perestroika Soviet Union held its first nationwide multiparty, multicandidate elections–
  • A 2-pound 5-ounce yellow hybrid bass was caught in the Kiamichi River of Oklahoma–
  • Melissa macro computer virus released, disrupting systems worldwide–
  • A 12-pound walleye was caught with fly tackle in Manistee River, Michigan–


  • Nineteen inches of snow, Chicago, Illinois–
  • 28.76” barometric pressure, Omaha, Nebraska–
  • The temperature at Allakaket, Alaska, was 69 degrees below zero F–

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