Today In History, March 25th

1807 – The first railway passenger service began in England.

1807 – British Parliament abolished the slave trade.

1901 – The Mercedes was introduced by Daimler at the five-day “Week of Nice” in Nice, France.

1936 – The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.

1961 – Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial fund.

1963 – The Beach Boys released the album “Surfin’ U.S.A.”

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Alabama. (Image: CNN)

1968 – The 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show was aired.

1970 – The Concorde made its first supersonic flight.

1972 – Bobby Hull joined Gordie Howe to become only the second National Hockey League player to score 600 career goals.

1982 – Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the NHL to score 200 points in a season.

(Source: On-This-Day)

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