On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun: German troops conquer Fort Douaumont without firing a shot, the largest and highest fort defending the city of Verdun during World War I

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (d. 1982)
  • Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
1916 Highlights

About February 25, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces