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    What happened on February 25

    • February 25, 0138 "The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor."

    • February 25, 1095 Council of Rockingham bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus

    • February 25, 1358 Dalmati‰ flees Venice

    • February 25, 1497 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France

    • February 25, 1502 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine

    • February 25, 1540 Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola M‚xico

    • February 25, 1570 UK hist Pope Pius V issued the papal bull 'Regnans in Excelsis' to excommunicate Elizabeth I and her followers in the Church of England

    • February 25, 1605 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

    • February 25, 1623 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts

    • February 25, 1634 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein

    • February 25, 1643 Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-Indians

    • February 25, 1667 Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River

    • February 25, 1746 Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen

    • February 25, 1751 "First performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1›)"

    • February 25, 1793 George Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.

    • February 25, 1793 US President George Washington and his department heads hold their first Cabinet meeting.

    • February 25, 1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain

    • February 25, 1803 "1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states"

    • February 25, 1804 Jefferson nominated for President at Democratic-Republican caucus

    • February 25, 1828 John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House

    • February 25, 1836 Samuel Colt receives an American patent for the Colt revolver.

    • February 25, 1836 US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.

    • February 25, 1837 First U.S. electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport.

    • February 25, 1837 The first US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport

    • February 25, 1838 "Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River"

    • February 25, 1839 "Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West"

    • February 25, 1847 State University of Iowa is approved

    • February 25, 1862 Congress establishes the US Bureau of Engraving & Printing

    • February 25, 1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln

    • February 25, 1863 "Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency"

    • February 25, 1868 Andrew Johnson impeached for violation of the Tenure of Office act

    • February 25, 1870 "Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress."

    • February 25, 1875 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill

    • February 25, 1879 Congress passed first Timberland Protection Act

    • February 25, 1885 US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds

    • February 25, 1896 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea

    • February 25, 1899 "Paul Julius Reuter, founder of the eponymous British news agency, dies in Nice, France."

    • February 25, 1901 J.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.

    • February 25, 1901 US Steel Corp organizes under directorship of J P Morgan

    • February 25, 1907 US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic

    • February 25, 1908 The tunnel under the Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens

    • February 25, 1910 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

    • February 25, 1912 "Marie-Adlade, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg."

    • February 25, 1913 "16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax"

    • February 25, 1917 "Laconia, a Cunard ship. Sunk by torpedo attack from German U-boat U50 on the return journey from the USA to Liverpool while about 150 miles north west of the Fastnet Rock. There was a crew of 217 and she was carrying 75 passengers. 12 people were killed, 6 crew and 6 passengers."

    • February 25, 1919 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty

    • February 25, 1919 Oregon is first state to tax gasoline (1› per gallon)

    • February 25, 1919 "Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax."

    • February 25, 1920 "The NSDAP - National Socialist German Workers Party - publishes a 25-point program in Munich. The party has 60 members. Hitler begins making speeches, drawing thousands; he builds the Nazi Party and the S.A. Stormtroopers, a private army."

    • February 25, 1921 Georgian SSR proclaimed

    • February 25, 1921 Jack Haley (Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) marries Florence McFadden.

    • February 25, 1921 "Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia."

    • February 25, 1923 "Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark"

    • February 25, 1925 Glacier Bay National Monument (now Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) is established in Alaska.

    • February 25, 1926 Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain

    • February 25, 1926 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords

    • February 25, 1927 Gdansk & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor

    • February 25, 1928 "Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, DC becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission."

    • February 25, 1932 "Adolf Hitler obtains the German citizenship by naturalization, opening the opportunity for him to run in the 1932 election for Reichsprsident."

    • February 25, 1933 "The USS Ranger is launched, becoming the first custom-built aircraft carrier."

    • February 25, 1938 British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister

    • February 25, 1939 First Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden

    • February 25, 1941 February strike: First general & physical protest against Nazi anti-Jewish behaviour & -laws (Amsterdam)

    • February 25, 1943 George Harold Harrison of The Beatles is born in Liverpool England

    • February 25, 1943 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front

    • February 25, 1944 US first Army completes invasion plan

    • February 25, 1945 "Sgt. Aubrey Cosens (Queen's Own Rifles of Canada) awarded the Victoria Cross at the Goch-Calear Road, Germany"

    • February 25, 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo

    • February 25, 1945 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.

    • February 25, 1948 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier

    • February 25, 1951 "The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina."

    • February 25, 1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier

    • February 25, 1956 In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces the actions of Joseph Stalin.

    • February 25, 1957 "Buddy Holly & the Crickets record ""That'll Be the Day"""

    • February 25, 1958 CND launched

    • February 25, 1962 India Congress Party wins elections

    • February 25, 1962 Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands

    • February 25, 1963 "Beatles release their first single in US ""Please Please Me"""

    • February 25, 1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns

    • February 25, 1964 "Cassius Clay, a 7-1 underdog, TKOs champion Sonny Liston in the 7th round to win the world heavyweight title"

    • February 25, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You

    • February 25, 1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad

    • February 25, 1968 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea

    • February 25, 1968 Makarios re-elected President of Cyprus

    • February 25, 1969 Beatles begin recording for the Abbey Road album

    • February 25, 1969 Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.

    • February 25, 1971 """Oh! Calcutta!"" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances"

    • February 25, 1971 "The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online."

    • February 25, 1972 Ontario Hydro opens $75 million Pickering nuclear power plant; has been the largest single producer of electricity in the world

    • February 25, 1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons

    • February 25, 1977 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth

    • February 25, 1979 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

    • February 25, 1980 Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname

    • February 25, 1980 The Suriname government ( elected after gaining independance from the Netherlands in 1975 ) was overthrown by a military coup which was initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship of the coast of the nations capital; Paramaribo

    • February 25, 1981 L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain

    • February 25, 1981 The Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders

    • February 25, 1982 "Final episode of ""The Lawrence Welk Show"" airs"

    • February 25, 1982 "House of Commons starts inquiry into bank profits, in wake of record interest rates"

    • February 25, 1982 Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)

    • February 25, 1984 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500

    • February 25, 1986 EDSA Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president.

    • February 25, 1986 Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao

    • February 25, 1986 "Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos flees after 20 years of rule, following that country's national election; Corazon Aquino was elected successor."

    • February 25, 1986 "Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel"

    • February 25, 1988 "Bruce Springsteen ""Tunnel of Love Tour,"" begins in Worcester MA"

    • February 25, 1988 South Korea adopts constitution

    • February 25, 1989 First independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms

    • February 25, 1989 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)

    • February 25, 1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

    • February 25, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Simple Minds - Belfast Child

    • February 25, 1989 Rob Boyd wins a World Cup downhill race in home town of Whistler; first Canadian to win a FIS World Cup Ski race in Canada

    • February 25, 1990 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup

    • February 25, 1990 Nicaraguans vote out Sandinistas

    • February 25, 1990 "On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long"

    • February 25, 1991 "28 Americans are killed in the Gulf War when an Iraqi Scud missile hits their barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia."

    • February 25, 1991 "Gulf War: An Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania."

    • February 25, 1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

    • February 25, 1994 Baruch Goldstein shoots and kills 29 worshippers inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank. He is later beaten to death by survivors.

    • February 25, 1994 "Jersey Joe Walcott, world heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52), dies in Camden, NJ, at age 80."

    • February 25, 1994 "Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Dr. Baruch Kappel Goldstein opens fire with an assault rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors. Subsequent rioting kills 26 more Palestinians and 9 Israelis."

    • February 25, 1994 "Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31"

    • February 25, 1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)

    • February 25, 1995 Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead

    • February 25, 1998 Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges

    • February 25, 1998 Switzerland's first legal brothel opens in Zurich

    • February 25, 2000 The Swedish political party New Democracy is declared financially bankrupt.

    • February 25, 2006 The world's estimated population reaches 6.5 billion.







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