25 March It Happened Today

1306  Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland.

1807  The British parliament abolishes the slave trade.

1881  Birth of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

1942  Birth of American singer Aretha Franklin.

1947  Birth of British songwriter Elton John.

1957  The Treaty of Rome is signed forming the European Economic Community.

1999  A fire in the Mont Blanc tunnel kills 40 people.



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