Death of Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer
Canada’s ‘Avro Arrow’ made its first flight .
Treaty of Rome, forming the European Common Market, signed by France, West Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Birth of Helmut Käutner, German actor and director .
The Oystermouth Railway, later renamed the Swansea and Mumbles Railway became the first railway in the world to carry passengers.
Parliament passes Act prohibiting slavery and the importation of slaves from 1808 – but does not prohibit colonial slavery
The Council of Pisa began, in an attempt to end the Western Schism that had split the Catholic Church
Andronikos II, Emperor of Byzantium was born. Andronikos III was also, coincidentally, born on March 25th too.
According to legend the date Venice was founded.