Notable Events on March 25 - from Scottsboro to O'Conner
March 25, 2023
Back and Forth inn History
On this day, in what would become one of history's major travesties of justice, in 1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
It is a long and involved story, but it is part of our history and we must not repeat it. Read it here.
On this day in 717 – Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy. He was Byzantine Emperor from 715 to 717. He and his son both entered a monastery. Theodosius became bishop of Ephesus, and died at some point after.
On this day in 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
John asks a pretty good implied question:
What would happen if we gave peace a chance?
Born this day in 1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380).
She, as a laywoman, was associated with the Dominican Order. She was a mystic, activist, and author She was canonized in 1461, she is considered a Doctor of the Church.
"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!"
Variants on One Quote:
"The path to heaven lies through heaven, and all the way to heaven is heaven." - Attributed by Dorothy Day
"All the way to Heaven is Heaven, because Christ is the Way."
"All the way to heaven is heaven, for Jesus said, I am the way."
Born this day in 1925 – Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1964).
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
"Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them."
"I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it."