spotlight Today in history: March 25 Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1894: Jacob S. Coxey In 1894, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon (MA'-sih-luhn), Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government. AP 1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Company In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. AP 1931: "Scottsboro Boys" In 1931, in the so-called "Scottsboro Boys" case, nine young black men were taken off a train in Alabama, accused of raping two white women; after years of convictions, death sentences and imprisonment, the nine were eventually vindicated. AP 1947: Centralia Coal Mine In 1947, a coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 lives; 31 men survived. AP 1960: "Lady Chatterley's Lover" In 1960, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, ruled that the D.H. Lawrence novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was not obscene and could be sent through the mails. AP 1960: Ray Charles In 1960, Ray Charles recorded "Georgia on My Mind" as part of his "The Genius Hits the Road" album in New York. AP 1965: Martin Luther King Jr. In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen. AP 1985: "Amadeus" In 1985, "Amadeus" won eight Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Milos (MEE'-lohsh) Forman and best actor for F. Murray Abraham. Anonymous 1990: New York City In 1990, 87 people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, were killed when fire raced through an illegal social club in New York City. AP 2010: Daisuke Takahashi Ten years ago: Daisuke Takahashi gave Japan its first men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy. AP 2010: Robert Gates Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved new rules easing enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military. AP 2015: Ashraf Ghani Five years ago: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked the U.S. Congress for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country would be self-reliant within the decade. AP 2015: Zayn Malik Five years ago: British singer Zayn Malik shocked his fans by announcing he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction. Invision 2018: Russia In 2018, a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city in Russia killed more than 60 people, including 41 children. AP 2018: Stormy Daniels In 2018, in an interview with "60 Minutes," adult film star Stormy Daniels said she had been threatened and warned to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006. AP 2019: Apple TV Plus One year ago: Apple announced the launch of a video streaming service, Apple TV Plus, that could compete with Netflix and Amazon with ad-free original series and films. Invision 2019: Conor McGregor One year ago: UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media. AP View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Birthday Celebrity Related to this collection Most Popular +28 News Today’s top pics: Coronavirus Outbreak and more Updated 19 hrs ago Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +32 News Today’s top pics: Coronavirus Outbreak and more Apr 1, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +42 News Top pics from the weekend: U.S. Navy hospital ship, and more Mar 30, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +26 News Today’s top pics: Coronavirus Outbreak and more Apr 2, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +15 News Today in history: April 2 Apr 2, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +21 News Celebrity Birthdays: March 31 Mar 31, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Al Gore, Christopher Walken, Ewan McGregor, Rhea Perlman, Shirley J… +16 News Today in history: March 31 Mar 31, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +15 News Today in history: March 30 Mar 30, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +23 News Celebrity Birthdays: March 29 Mar 29, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Brendan Gleeson, Elle Macpherson, Lucy Lawless, Perry Farrell, Walt… +16 News Today in history: Feb: March 29 Mar 29, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history.