March 25

This Day in History

1975

King Faisal assassinated

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, King Faisal is shot to death by his nephew, Prince Faisal. King Faisal, son of King Ibn Saud, fought in the military campaigns in the 1920s and '30s that helped forge modern … (more...)

1616

Shakespeare Bequeaths Wife His "Second Best Bed"

On this day in 1616, in front of several trusted witnesses, William Shakespeare, the most venerated of English playwrights, signed his Last Will and Testament. It was drawn up only four weeks before … (more...)

421

Venice Founded

With the dedication of the San Giacomo Church on the islet of Rialto at precisely the stroke of noon, the great imperial city of Venice was founded in the malarial swamps off the coast of Italy on … (more...)