Historical Events on 25th February

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138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
1095 - Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
1358 - Dalmatie flees Venice
1497 - Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
1502 - Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
1570 - Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1605 - Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
1623 - Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
1634 - Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein
1643 - Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians
1667 - Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River
1746 - Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen
1751 - 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
1791 - 1st Bank of US chartered
1793 - 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
1795 - French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth IQueen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I 1797 - Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain
1799 - 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
1799 - US Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
1803 - 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
1804 - Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus
1830 - Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris
1836 - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1836 - US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
1837 - 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
1838 - London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours
1839 - Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West
Inventor/Industrialist Samuel ColtInventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt 1847 - State University of Iowa is approved
1859 - 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
1862 - Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
1862 - Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln
1863 - Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
1870 - Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
1875 - Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
1879 - Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act
1885 - US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds
1892 - James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London
1896 - Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
1901 - George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
1901 - US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
Minister and US Senator Hiram R. RevelsMinister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels 1904 - J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society
1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
1905 - The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms
1907 - George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London
1907 - US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1908 - 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
1910 - Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India
1911 - Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
1912 - Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1913 - The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax
1916 - German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1919 - League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1919 - Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
1921 - Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1921 - The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
1923 - Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 marks
1924 - Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
1925 - Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
1925 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
1925 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1925 - The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.
1926 - Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1926 - Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
1927 - Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
1930 - Check photographing device patented
1930 - George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
1932 - Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1933 - 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
1933 - Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
1933 - Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
1938 - Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary
1939 - 1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
1940 - 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
1941 - Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
1941 - February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
1943 - Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - US 1st Army completes invasion plan
1945 - US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
1945 - World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1948 - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
1949 - WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
1950 - "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
1951 - "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
1951 - 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
1952 - 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
1953 - "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 perfs
1954 - Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
1956 - Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 1957 - Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
1957 - Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
1960 - John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
1960 - Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC
1961 - Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
1961 - Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
1962 - India Congress Party wins elections
1962 - Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
1962 - Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands
1963 - Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
1964 - Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
1964 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title
1966 - Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1968 - 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
1968 - Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
1968 - 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (143.251 MPH)
1969 - Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
1969 - Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
1969 - Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
1969 - West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
1971 - "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances
1971 - P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" premieres in NYC
1971 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921
1972 - Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1972 - Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
1972 - Attempted assassination of Irish Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)
1973 - Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
1973 - Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)
1974 - Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
1975 - Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
1977 - New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
1977 - Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
1977 - Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
1978 - Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ Christchurch
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich 1979 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979 - Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
1980 - Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
1981 - 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins
1981 - Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
1981 - Exec Board of Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29
1981 - L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
1981 - NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
1981 - NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
1981 - Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy JoelPianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel 1982 - Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
1982 - Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
1984 - Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
1986 - 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
1986 - Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees the country
1986 - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
1986 - Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
1987 - LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
1987 - US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
1988 - Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love Tour" begins in Worcester, Mass
1988 - South Korea adopts constitution
1989 - 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
1989 - Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino 1989 - Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
1989 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 - Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
1990 - Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
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
1991 - Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)
1991 - Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts
1991 - US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
1992 - 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins
1992 - Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1992 - Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards
Blues Musician Muddy WatersBlues Musician Muddy Waters 1993 - "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
1993 - Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
1993 - Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
1994 - Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
1994 - Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
1994 - Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1995 - Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
1995 - British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
1995 - Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
1995 - PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
1996 - "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
1996 - Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is
1998 - Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
1998 - Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
1998 - 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist
2001 - 54th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Gladiator" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese 2007 - 79th Academy Awards - "The Departed," Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win
2009 - BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 People are being killed, including more than 50 Army officials, by Bangladeshi Boarder Guards inside its headquarter.
2011 - In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.
2011 - French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
2012 - Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
2012 - Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen
2012 - World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
2013 - Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
2013 - Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
2014 - 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
2014 - Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
2015 - Brit Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran

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