What Happened on February 25, 1919

Historical Events

  • Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)

Famous Birthdays

  • Fitz de Jong Edz, Dutch historian (director of IISG), born in Meppel, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013).
  • Karl H. Pribram “Magellan of the Mind”, Austrian-American neuroscientist, psychologist and philosopher (research into brain’s limbic system), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • Monty Irvin, American Baseball HOF outfielder (4 x NgL All-Star, NgL World Series 1946 Newark Eagles; MLB All-Star 1952, World Series 1954 NY Giants), born in Haleburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
Born in 1919

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
1919 Highlights

About February 25, 1919

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces