Historical Events on February 25

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138 The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
  • 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

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1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England and absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 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 The Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
  • 1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
  • 1791 1st Bank of US chartered

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1793 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 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."
  • 1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1,000-1,500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain (according to legend, to Welsh women in tall black hats, mistaken for elite guards regiment)
  • 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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1804 Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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1830 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

1stHistoric Invention

1836 Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multishot firearm

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt
  • 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
  • 1847 State University of Iowa is approved
  • 1859 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
  • 1862 Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing

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1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency

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1870 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1875 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
  • 1879 US 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

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1901 US Steel Corporation organized under J. P. Morgan, Sr.

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National 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

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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 for British India to escape Chinese troops
  • 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

  • 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 Women's 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

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1926 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish 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)

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1932 Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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
  • 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)

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1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances
  • 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 performances
  • 1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1956 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

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1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • 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

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1962 Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks for the second year in a row

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
  • 1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1964 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 1966 Syrian military coup under General Hafiz al-Assad
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Single

1972 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1977 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 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
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1981 Leopoldo 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
  • 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

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1986 Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees the country

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1986 Iran conquers Iraqi Fao peninsula
  • 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, Massachusetts
  • 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
  • 1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
  • 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*)

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1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues 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 Shiite 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 tv awardsFilm Awards

2007 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win

Actor Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
  • 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

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2013 Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2013 Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
  • 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
  • 2016 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas
  • 2017 Tom Perez is elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee