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 - Danica Patrick
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1982: Race car driver Danica Patrick, the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, is born in Beloit, Wisconsin. Patrick is the only woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series and holds the highest finish (No. 3) by a woman at the Indianapolis 500. On Feb. 17, 2013, she became the first woman to win a pole position in NASCAR Sprint Cup history, doing so for the 2013 Daytona 500.


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