History Blog

March 25

Happy Birthday RIP Howard Cosell(Cohen 1918–1995) Eileen Ford(1922–2014) Aretha Franklin(1942–2018) ; Eugene Shalit–97 Gloria Steinem–89 Paul Manfred Glaser–80 Bonnie Bedelia Culkin–77 Sir “Elton John”(Reginald Dwight)–76 Mary Gross–70 Haywood Nelson–63 Marcia Cross–61 Sarah Jessica Parker–58 Lee Pace–44 Sean Faris–41 ; 1913 – The home of vaudeville, the Palace Theater located at 1564 Broadway (at West 47th Street) in midtown Manhattan opened ; 1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama