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March 25 in history:
- 1986: Corazon Aquino, the widow of murdered opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., assumed de facto control of the government of the Philippines when Ferdinand E. Marcos fled into exile.
- 1947: The Centralia mine disaster, one of the worst mining accidents in U.S. history, occurred; an explosion in the number 5 mine of the Centralia Coal Company trapped and killed 111 miners.
- 1931: An incident of alleged rape on a freight train traveling through Georgia and Alabama gave rise to the prosecution and conviction of nine African-American boys and men, the so-called Scottsboro boys, a case of apparent racial bias in the U.S. justice system that received international attention.
- 1911: A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City took the lives of 146 garment workers, mostly young women. The disaster led to the enactment of a new, more effective industrial code.