Events in History 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, absolves her subjects from allegiance

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
  • 1793 1st US 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."
  • 1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1,000-1,500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain (according to legend, to a bunch of Welsh women in tall black hats whom the invaders mistook for the 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

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1836 Samuel Colt patents 1st 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 Pres 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 US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • 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 from Chinese troops to British India
  • 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 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 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)
  • 1951 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
  • 1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier

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1956 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1960 Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
  • 1962 India Congress Party wins elections

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1962 Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
  • 1966 Syrian military coup under 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 Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
  • 1969 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
  • 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 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
  • 1975 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
  • 1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
  • 1977 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
  • 1979 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
  • 1980 Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
  • 1981 Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo elected premier of Spain
  • 1981 Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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

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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 conquerors Iraqi Fao peninsula
  • 1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
  • 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
  • 1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 1990 Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
  • 1991 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • 1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • 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
  • 1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • 1995 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
  • 1995 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • 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
  • 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