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MARCH 25

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Waffle Day
(Observed annually on March 25)
Foods and Nutrition
1863 Simon Flexner (Kentucky-born Pathologist, Bacteriologist) Simon Flexner Medical Research
Sports Figures
1918 Howard Cosell (North Carolina-born Sportscaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Sports Broadcaster Television Journalism Biography.com
1966 Tom Glavine (Massachusetts-born Professional Baseball Player) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball ESPN
1967 Debi Thomas (New York-born African-American Member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Olympic Games African American Sport Figures
1971 Sheryl Swoopes (Texas-born African-American Basketball Player) Sheryl Swoopes Basketball African American Sport Figures
1982 Danica Patrick (Wisconsin-born Race Driver) Wisconsin Sports Figures Auto Racing Official Web Site Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1669 Sicily's Mount Etna Erupts: 20,000 Die Sicily Volcanoes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Thinkquest
1901 Gottlieb Daimler Mercedes Wins Race in Nice, France by 30 Minutes Germany Automobile Racing Marcedes Benz USA Mercedes Benz Club of Norway The History Channel
1911 New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Catches Fire: 146 Die New York City Fire Safety Death University of Missouri, Kansas City History Channel
1929 Driving His Boat, Miss America VII, Gar Wood Establishes a New World Water Speed Record of 93.123 mph at Florida's Miami Beach Regatta Miami Beach, Florida Boats Florida Historical Society
1934 Missouri Golf Pro, Horton Smith, Wins the First Masters Golf Tournament Missouri Sports Figures Golf The Masters Historic Firsts New York Times University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1947 A Coal Mine Explosion in Centralia, Illinois Kills 111 People Centralia, Illinois Labor Death New York Times
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson Defeats Carmen Basilio to Regain Boxing's Middleweight Championship. Detroit Sports Figures New York Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures History Channel
1962 Arnold Palmer Wins His Second Masters Championship Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1973 Tommy Aaron Is the Second Georgia-born Golfer to Win the Masters Georgia Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1976 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Turkey, Killing One Person Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1977 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Turkey's Lice-Palu Area Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1983 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Iran's Damavand-Amol Area Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1990 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Severely Damages 60 Buildings Kills in Costa Rica Costa Rica Earthquake Death USGS
2002 6.1 Earthquake Devastates Nahrin, Afghanistan: 2,000 Die Afghanistan Earthquakes Death BBC

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