Monday, March 25, 2013
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On March 25 in

1306 Robert the Bruce was crowned the King of Scots.

1776 Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal by the Continental Congress.

1894 Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington D.C., to demand help from the federal government.

1911 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.

1947 A coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., claimed 111 lives.

1965 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.

1988 In New York City's so-called "Preppie Killer" case, Robert Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. (Chambers received a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison; he was released in 2003.)

In The Star

March 25, 1938, in The Star: In news from the Post Oak community, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Andrews announce the birth of a son, whom they have named Elliott Ray Andrews. Also in Post Oak, Dosh Finley of Blue Mountain is visiting relatives in the community. Also this date: All the elementary schools in Clay County, except for those at Lineville, Millerville, Mellow Valley and Cragford, closed for the year a couple of days ago after a seven-month term. The senior high schools will run nine months, however.

March 25, 1988, in The Star: The Anniston City Board of Education last night chose Anniston architect Julian Jenkins to oversee demolition of the old Cobb Junior High School and to draw plans for a wholly new elementary school to take its place. Anniston schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Wright said the building needs to be ready to occupy by the fall of 1989.

Birthdays of Monday, March 25:

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford is 91. Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 87. Former astronaut James Lovell is 85. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 79. Singer Anita Bryant is 73. Singer Aretha Franklin is 71. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 70. Singer Elton John is 66. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 65. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 60. Actor James McDaniel is 55. Actress Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives, Dallas) is 53. Actress Marcia Cross is 51. Author Kate DiCamillo is 49. Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton is 49. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 48. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Tom Glavine is 47. Auto racer Danica Patrick is 31. Singer Katharine McPhee is 29.

TV listings

The Voice, 7 p.m. on NBC: The hit singing competition series returns for Season 4 with a two-night premiere and two new celebrity mentors — Usher and Shakira, replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. Tonight's episode is two hours, and Tuesday's is one hour. The series will continue its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did last fall.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7 p.m. on ABCFamily: While driving Ethan (Michael Grant) to the airport, Ben (Ken Baumann) comes to the realization that Amy (Shailene Woodley) may not have been his first love. Omar (DeVaughn Nixon) leaves his student teaching gig and asks Adrian (Francia Raisa) to marry him. Ethan asks Kathy's (Cierra Ramirez) parents to let her come home with him. Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) confides in Dr. Fields (Ernie Hudson) about their marriage in the new episode "It's a Miracle."

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, 8 p.m. on PBS: This two-part special follows a tireless team of teachers and school leaders dealing with the usual antics of teenagers and the changing tides of a fast-moving administration that is responding to pressures from outside partners, politicians and forces in the community. The documentary sheds light on both the extraordinary challenges and opportunities that today's public schools face. Part 2 airs Tuesday.

Dallas, 8 p.m. on TNT: Christopher's (Jesse Metcalfe) technology is suspected as the cause of a disaster that causes a new disruption in the Ewing family. While Bobby (Patrick Duffy) struggles to keep the clan together, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) seeks help from an old friend. Pamela's (Julie Gonzalo) mother, Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers), returns to Dallas. Emma (Emma Bell) grows closer to Drew (Kuno Becker), who's hiding a secret, in the new episode "Guilt & Innocence."

Monday Mornings, 9 p.m. on TNT: The surgeons are conflicted after Dr. Stewart Delany (Ioan Gruffudd) is asked to explain a mistake that killed a patient. After helping Villanueva (Ving Rhames) repair a suicidal man's injuries, Sydney (Sarayu Rao) wonders if it makes sense to save someone who doesn't want to be saved in the new episode "Truth or Consequences."

Castle, 9:02 p.m. on ABC: Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) investigate the death of a man whose body is found inside an industrial cake mixer. The murder turns out to be connected to an Irish gang in Staten Island and a bar owner (Cara Buono) with whom Ryan (Seamus Dever) has a history dating back to his days in narcotics in this new episode.

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