Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2019 with 281 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1867; actor Ed Begley Sr. in 1901; Jack Ruby, who killed presumed John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, in 1911; sports commentator Howard Cosell in 1918; actor Simone Signoret in 1921; writer Flannery O'Connor in 1925; astronaut James Lovell in 1928 (age 91); feminist writer Gloria Steinem in 1934 (age 85); singer Aretha Franklin in 1942; actor/director Paul Michael Glaser in 1943 (age 76); pop star Elton John in 1947 (age 72); actor Bonnie Bedelia in 1948 (age 71); actor Marcia Cross in 1962 (age 57); actor Sarah Jessica Parker in 1965 (age 54); champion figure skater Debi Thomas in 1967 (age 52); three-time Olympic gold medalist in basketball Sheryl Swoopes in 1971 (age 48); actor Lark Voorhies in 1974 (age 45); actor Lee Pace in 1979 (age 40); race car driver Danica Patrick in 1982 (age 37); actor Jenny Slate in 1982 (age 37); singer/actor Katharine McPhee in 1984 (age 35); music producer Ryan Lewis in 1988 (age 31); rapper Big Sean, born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, in 1988 (age 31).
On this date in history:
In 1807, the English Parliament abolished the slave trade.
In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant workers. The tragedy led to the eventual enactment of many state and national workplace safety laws.
In 1947, a mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., killed 111 men, most of them asphyxiated by gas.
In 1954, the Radio Corporation of America began commercial production of color television sets.
In 1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and West Germany signed a treaty in Rome establishing the European Economic Community, also known as the common market.
In 1965, white civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo of Detroit, 39, was killed on a road near Selma, Ala. Three Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted of violating Liuzzo's civil rights, but not for murder.
In 1975, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death at his palace in Riyadh by a "mentally deranged" nephew who was later executed.
In 1990, an arson fire swept an overcrowded social club, the Happy Land, in the Bronx borough of New York City, killing 87 people. Cuban refugee Julio Gonzalez, the arsonist -- whose former girlfriend worked at the club and survived the fire -- was convicted on multiple counts of arson and murder. He died in prison in September 2016.
In 1994, U.S. forces completed a withdrawal from Mogadishu, Somalia, except for a small number of soldiers left behind to provide support for U.N. peacekeepers.
In 2006, an estimated 500,000 people protested in Los Angeles against U.S. House-approved bill that would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally. The legislation, which also led to protests in other cities during this period, did not pass in the Senate.
In 2010, an explosion sank a South Korean warship on patrol in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 sailors. North Korea denied accusations it had torpedoed the ship.
In 2013, Michel Djotodia, leader of the rebel Seleka alliance, declared himself president of the embattled Central African Republic. He resigned in early 2014.
In 2018, a fire at a shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia, killed 64 people. Authorities blamed the high death toll on blocked fire exits and malfunctioning alarms.
A thought for the day: Mahatma Gandhi said, "It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings."