This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1975, nine high school students and four chaperones from Craig (on Prince of Wales Island) returned from a month-long trip to China.

In the nation

• In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.

• In 1913, the home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.

• In 1954, RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Ind. The sets cost $1,000 each.

• In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.

• In 1994, American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.

In the world

• In 1957, the Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community.

• In 1975, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness. The nephew was beheaded the following June.

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