On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2016 

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.

OTD March 25 - Whoopi Goldberg
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1991: At the 63rd Academy Awards, Whoopi Goldberg makes history by winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Ghost." The win made her the first black actress since Hattie McDaniel in 1939 to win an Academy Award. "Dances with Wolves," directed by and starring Kevin Costner, otherwise dominated the ceremony, winning seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.


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