On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2014 

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 - Gloria Steinem
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1934: Feminist and publisher Gloria Steinem, who became nationally recognized as a leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, is born in Toledo, Ohio. Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine and the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media.

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