History Blog

March 25

Happy Birthday RIP Howard Cosell(Cohen 1918–1995) Eileen Ford(1922–2014) Aretha Franklin(1942–2018) ; Eugene Shalit–94 Gloria Steinem–86 Paul Manfred Glaser–77 Sir “Elton John”(Reginald Dwight)–73 Bonnie Bedelia Culkin–72 Mary Gross–67 Haywood Nelson–60 Marcia Cross–58 Sarah Jessica Parker–55 Lee Pace–41 Sean Faris–38 ; 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