THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2017. There are 281 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1947: A coal-dust explosion inside the Centralia Coal Co. Mine No. 5 in Washington County, Illinois, claimed 111 lives; 31 men survived.
IN THE WORLD
1957: A signing ceremony was held for the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 91. Former astronaut James Lovell is 89. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 83. Singer Anita Bryant is 77. Singer Aretha Franklin is 75. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 74. Singer Elton John is 70. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 69. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 64. Actor-writer-director John Stockwell is 56. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 52. Auto racer Danica Patrick is 35. Actress-singer Katharine McPhee is 33.