Today is Wednesday, March 25th. It’s American Red Cross Giving Day, International Waffle Day, National Little Red Wagon Day and National Medal of Honor Day

There are 18 days until Easter
There are 61 days until Memorial Day

Today is the day that…

— in 1668, the first official horse race in the US took place

— in 1882, The first demonstration of pancake making is held at a department store in NYC

— in 1942, Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee

— in 1947, Elton John is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England

— in 1954, RCA introduced the color TV

— in 1955, The movie Blackboard Jungle is released, giving new exposure to the Bill Haley & The Comets song “Rock Around The Clock,” which is featured in the film. A few months later, the song becomes the first ever #1 rock and roll song.

— in 1961, Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

— in 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks

— in 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that poll taxes are unconstitutional

— also in 1966, The Beatles show up for a photo shoot with photographer Robert Whitaker, who has butcher smocks, doll parts and raw meat waiting for them. The shoot results in the notorious photo used on the original Yesterday And Today album cover before it is recalled.

— in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first bed-in peace demonstration in Amsterdam

— in 1972, the band America’s first single, “A Horse With No Name,” rides to #1 on the Hot 100

— in 1982, Edmonton Oilers star Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to score 200 points in a season

— in 1985, Prince wins an Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain

— in 1990, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee was arrested for mooning the audience during a gig in Augusta. He was charged with indecent exposure.

— in 1991, Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Academy Awards

— in 1995, boxer Mike Tyson was released from jail after serving 3 years for rape

— also in 1995, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was rescued after a riptide carried him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

— in 1997, 73-year-old former President George H.W. Bush parachuted from a plane over the Arizona desert. He made it a birthday tradition.

— in 2005, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were forced to flee their mansion in the UK after a blaze broke out as they slept

— in 2006, country star and former Hee-Haw co-host Buck Owens died

— in 2007, Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday

— in 2008, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested in California on suspicion of drunken driving

— in 2015, Mariah Carey joins James Corden for the first installment of Carpool Karaoke.

— and in 2017, The largest banana split ever is made in Australia, measuring 8,040 meters long (approximately five miles)

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