On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday

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, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)