spotlight Today in history: March 25 Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1894: Jacob S. Coxey In 1894, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon (MA'-sih-luhn), Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government. AP 1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Company In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. AP 1931: "Scottsboro Boys" In 1931, in the so-called "Scottsboro Boys" case, nine young black men were taken off a train in Alabama, accused of raping two white women; after years of convictions, death sentences and imprisonment, the nine were eventually vindicated. AP 1947: Centralia Coal Mine In 1947, a coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 lives; 31 men survived. AP 1960: "Lady Chatterley's Lover" In 1960, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, ruled that the D.H. Lawrence novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was not obscene and could be sent through the mails. AP 1960: Ray Charles In 1960, Ray Charles recorded "Georgia on My Mind" as part of his "The Genius Hits the Road" album in New York. AP 1965: Martin Luther King Jr. In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen. AP 1985: "Amadeus" In 1985, "Amadeus" won eight Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Milos (MEE'-lohsh) Forman and best actor for F. Murray Abraham. Anonymous 1990: New York City In 1990, 87 people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, were killed when fire raced through an illegal social club in New York City. AP 2010: Daisuke Takahashi Ten years ago: Daisuke Takahashi gave Japan its first men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy. AP 2010: Robert Gates Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Robert Gates approved new rules easing enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military. AP 2015: Ashraf Ghani Five years ago: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked the U.S. Congress for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country would be self-reliant within the decade. AP 2015: Zayn Malik Five years ago: British singer Zayn Malik shocked his fans by announcing he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction. Invision 2018: Russia In 2018, a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city in Russia killed more than 60 people, including 41 children. AP 2018: Stormy Daniels In 2018, in an interview with "60 Minutes," adult film star Stormy Daniels said she had been threatened and warned to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006. AP 2019: Apple TV Plus One year ago: Apple announced the launch of a video streaming service, Apple TV Plus, that could compete with Netflix and Amazon with ad-free original series and films. Invision 2019: Conor McGregor One year ago: UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Birthday Celebrity Related to this collection Most Popular National News Today’s top pics: Virus Outbreak and more Updated May 27, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Archives Today in history: May 24 May 24, 2020 Astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7, and more events that happened on this day … Archives Today’s top pics: SpaceX test flight and more Updated 5 hrs ago Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Archives Top pics from the weekend: Virus Outbreak, and more May 25, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Archives Photos: Historic images from VE Day, 75 years ago today May 8, 2020 Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago today, ending World War II in Europe and the Holo… Archives Celebrity Birthdays: May 24 May 24, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bob Dylan, John C. Reilly, Patti LaBelle, Priscilla Presley, Rosann… National News Today in sports history: 76ers' Julius Erving named NBA MVP Updated May 27, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, May 27: National News Today’s top pics: Minneapolis Protests and more Updated 5 hrs ago Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.